School trips to Atlanta help students to better understand the social and historical context in which the civil rights movement was born and gained momentum!

Most popular with politics groups interested in learning more about the civil rights movement, whatever your reason for choosing to visit Atlanta on a school trip, we’ll work closely with you to ensure that your tailor-made trip supports your learning objectives and brings your curriculum to life.

Read more  about our school trips to Atlanta

Why visit Atlanta?

Centre for the civil rights movement

Atlanta was the birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He, along with others in the city, played a key role in advancing civil rights for the USA’s black population, employing nonviolent civil disobedience as the key form of protest.

At the King Center, your students will find out more about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and teachings. You can also visit King’s birthplace, in the area of Atlanta known as ‘Sweet Auburn’, the heart of Black Atlanta.

On your school trip to Atlanta, your students will learn more about the history of the civil rights movement, from the abolition of slavery in the 1860s, to Jim Crow laws and segregation and, eventually, legislative reform in the 1960s.

Explore African-American history

As well as being an important centre for the civil rights movement, Atlanta is also the perfect place in which to learn more about African-American history, as the city has played an important role in this throughout the centuries.

Georgia was one of the Thirteen Colonies, in which slavery was established as a legal institution in 1619. And Georgia joined six other slave states in forming the Confederacy in 1861, just prior to the outbreak of the American Civil War. The Confederacy was fighting for white supremacy and the expansion of slavery in the United States, rather than its abolition.

On 19th June 1865, the last Confederate slaves were freed, and this date is now celebrated as Juneteenth. However, racial segregation continued in the South with the implementation of Jim Crow laws, which were only overturned in the 1960s, with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

On your politics school trip to Atlanta, your students won’t only learn about the civil rights movement, they’ll also learn the social, historical and cultural context which resulted in the birth of the movement.

They’ll also have the opportunity to find out more about the ongoing issues affecting the African-American community in the USA.

From £1,499 pp

7 days, 5 nights

Send me a quote

Accreditations graphic

Why choose Halsbury?

Here are just a few reasons why teachers choose Halsbury for educational school trips that inspire.

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.

Learn more about Halsbury Travel

School trips tailored to your curriculum

We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.

Discover how we’ll tailor your school trip

Health & safety prioritised

As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.

Find out how we ensure your health and safety

Support every step of the way

We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.

Find out about the support we offer

Financially secure school trips

We're ABTA bonded and all our air tours are ATOL protected, so you can be sure that your school trip is financially secure.

Find out more about our accreditations

Rewarding loyalty scheme

You'll earn loyalty points from your very first school trip with Halsbury. These can be used towards a discount on your school trip or a free gift for your school.

Explore our loyalty scheme

Cities in USA

Trips to New York

Trips to The Grand Canyon

Trips to Los Angeles

Trips to San Francisco

Trips to Orlando Florida

Trips to Washington DC

Trips to New Orleans

Trips to Nashville

The Halsbury Difference

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Work together with other teachers in your school to save thousands of pounds on future school trips with our multi-trip loyalty scheme!