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Here is your opportunity to study history and travel to some of the most important locations that riveted the world’s attention during the 1950s and 1960s. Join us for a Study Away program on The Civil Rights Movement in the South, 1955-1965.

Tony Laing and the Department Chair of History, Dr. Stephen Kercher, are running an exceptionally cool Study Away program in January. The deadline for students to sign up is September 15, 2017.

The course will focus on the history of the civil rights movement in the South between 1955 and 1965. In addition to having students encounters some of the best readings and documentaries on this subject, we will have them engage archival documents from the 1964 Freedom Summer—held, remarkably enough, in Madison and thus made available in Polk. We will then travel with students to Atlanta and then course our way through Birmingham, Montgomery, Selma, Jackson, Oxford and other places in between before we finally end up in Memphis.
We can guarantee that students who participate in this program will remember it as one of the most incredible learning experiences they receive in college.

Dr. Kercher and Dr. Laing will be hosting an information session about their January Interim Travel Course. Earn History or African American studies credit while visiting important sites from the civil rights movement in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee. The session will be in the Center for Equity & Diversity, Room 006a, Tuesday, September 12 at 4 PM – 5 PM.

This link will bring you to the travel guide with important dates and also the link to apply: LCIVIguide