The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950’s and 1960’s marked the start of an endless battle for social justice and equality. We will immerse ourselves on an in-depth exploration of the American South. Through the visit of various historically relevant sites and organizations, students will be able to identify the roots of the conflict, recognize the strategies and actions taken by the Movement leaders, and reconstruct their own concept of the social discourse around racial discrimination.
The time is at hand for reckoning with the past, recognizing the truth of the present, and moving together to redeem the nation for our future. If we don’t act now, if you don’t address race immediately, there very well may be no future. – Michael Eric Dyson
Build empathy and learn inquiry strategies and ways to withhold judgement in the moment of discomfort.
Explore the concept of non-violence and how activists can use this practice as a basis of their actions to bring about change.
Understand how the Civil Rights Movement helped shape the reality of the US today, and identify the inequality gaps that still remain.
Lenses of Inquiry
Places and ActivitiesThis program is flexible, and can be offered in 3, 5, or 7 day itineraries.
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