with postcard greetings from southeast, USA and a collage of civil rights images.

Southeast: Civil Rights Movement
Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi

Students travel the Deep South on an unforgettable journey through Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi to tour historic sites connected with the Civil Rights Movement.   Particular attention will be paid to critical events:  Albany Movement, Selma to Montgomery March, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Emmett Till Case, and Project Confrontation in Birmingham.  Students develop a clearer understanding of the broad themes of the movement.  They gain insight on how ordinary people did extraordinary things and by doing so recognize their own power to create social change. 

Courses Available

Students can receive 3 credit hours in either Sociology or African American Studies. SOCI 4010 Special Topics:Civil Rights Movement: Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi.  


In Georgia    

  • Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum in Savannah
  • SNCC Freedom Singers Concert in Albany
  • Tubman African American Museum in Macon
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Site, the King Center, and Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta                                 

In Alabama

  • Edmund Pettus Bridge walking tour in Selma
  • Voting Rights Museum and Institute in Selma
  • Southern Poverty Law Center/Civil Rights Memorial Center in Montgomery
  • Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery         
  • Sixteenth Street Church in Birmingham
  • Civil Rights Institute in Birmingham
  • Kelly Ingram Park walking tour in Birmingham

In Mississippi

  • Medgar Evers Home/Tugaloo College in Jackson
  • Council of Federated Organizations (COFO)
  • Civil Rights Education Center in Jackson
  • Emmett Till driving tour in Money



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