American Civil Rights Movement Immersion Program

The Civil Rights Movement is arguably the most significant and successful struggle for social justice in American History to date. The Movement was directly influenced by and continues to influence social movements globally. The purpose of this trip is to create an immersive and experiential learning environment for our students by visiting the iconic sites of this movement, to walk in the footsteps of the thousands of people, young and old who risked their lives for social change. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the atmosphere of segregation and racism that existed across the South. Although we will focus on events starting with the murder of Emmett Till in Mississippi and ending with the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the students will gain a deeper understanding of the larger context of the lasting effects of slavery, Jim Crow laws, and the path from Brown vs. the Board of Education in 1954 to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

For more information on the American Civil Rights Immersion Program, please contact Judith Wombwell.

Snapshot

A two-week summer program engaging the complex history of oppression and the fight for civil rights in the American South.

Date: June, 11 days

Leaders: Judith Wombwell (Director)

Program Price: $3,670 to $4,870 

Themes: Social Justice, History