American Musical Journey
Memphis + Mississippi
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This experience is open to individuals within and beyond the CFS community, including educators in schools and colleges as well as Friends meeting members and other curious adults.
This six-day, five-night trip explores the connections between race and the rich musical history and traditions--blues, gospel, country, rock, and more--in Memphis and Mississippi.
We'll fly in and out of Memphis and use a comfortable charter bus during our stay. We'll also enjoy distinctive cuisine from local places like The Rendezvous, serving barbecue since 1948.
We'll search out live music (on Beale Street and beyond) and meet music historians and performers.
And, if we're lucky, we might be able to catch a special musical event (for example, Clarksdale's Birthplace of American Music Festival or Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival).
Be educated. Be challenged. Be inspired. By where we go, by what we learn, by whom we encounter--and by your fellow travelers.
Educators, learn more about professional growth programs for you through the Institute for Teaching and Learning.
Other Travel-Learning Opportunities
- Racial Myth & Memory | Charlottesville, Fall 2023
- Racial Myth & Memory | Wilmington, Spring 2024
- Quaker Journey, Summer 2024
- Coastal Journey | Charleston + Savannah, Summer 2025
Racial Myth & Memory | Charlottesville, Fall 2023
Racial Myth & Memory | Wilmington, Spring 2024
Quaker Journey, Summer 2024
Coastal Journey | Charleston + Savannah, Summer 2025
Until we reckon with history, we’re not going to be free. I think there’s something better waiting for us that we can’t get to until we talk honestly about our past.
Bryan Stevenson, Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, Montgomery; Author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
Explore our music lessons for adults.
Questions? Please contact Anthony and Tracy.