The Civil Rights Summer Immersion course offers students the unique opportunity to learn about the civil rights movement, community organizing, allyship, and student activism. Students will retrace the steps of the monumental 1961 Freedom Rides through several historical southern cities (Nashville, TN, Birmingham, AL, Montgomery, AL, Selma, AL, Jackson, MS, Memphis, TN), traveling to various landmarks, museums and other educational sites to foster dialogue and learning. The course will also examine the impact that race, gender, and faith played in the movement, as well as the role of identity and community in social change. Students will explore connections between the civil rights movement of fifty years ago and the social justice movements of today, and gain deeper understanding of how communities can work in solidarity to address current-day injustices and inequities around the world.
Traveling is involved. Total cost is $750
Room: 80 per night at 5 nights ($400)
Meals: 20 per day at 6 days ($120)
Travel (Van rental and Gas): $230