Nine states, including Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia, recognize Confederate Memorial Day as an official state holiday to commemorate the surrender of the Confederate army in April 1865. To learn […]
White mob beats, shoots, and throws chained body of Mack Charles Parker, a black man, into the Pearl River after he is accused of raping a white woman in Poplarville, […]
Navy veteran Davis Knight marries a white woman in Ellisville, Mississippi, and is later sentenced to five years in prison for miscegenation based on testimony that his great-grandmother was black. […]
From the book jacket of Radical Equations: Math Literacy and Civil Rights: “Bob Moses went to Mississippi in 1961, a young man, drawn by the sit-ins. By 1964, his work […]
I just came back from a Civil Rights Travel Course sponsored by Solano Community College. I’ll be sharing some of the things I learned. Some of them make no […]
I’ve been watching an interview of Chude Pam Parker Allen. Chude was a civil rights volunteer in Mississippi during Freedom Summer, 1964. This interview is conducted by Aundrea Self of […]
An entire day in one spot! We don’t have to pack or unpack, but that doesn’t mean we get to sleep in. Although we have an opportunity for a walking/driving tour of Jackson, I’m beat by this afternoon and I choose to take a nap rather than getting on the bus again. The most important place the others visited was Medgar Evers’ home. I’m afraid my mind was saturated before I got to today’s speakers. I need some time to process all that we have learned.
So why would a sixty-four-year-old woman choose to go to the American South in 2011 on a bus tour that lasts 9 days and visits four states? This is the explanation of the trip, ”
Individuals of all ages and cultures will enjoy this course. Students who attended in 2009 and 2010 have remarked that this course was a life changing experience. They have also said that it greatly increased their knowledge and understanding of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. Participants in 2010 ranged in age from 14 to 80+.
Tour sites that figure prominently in the history of the Civil Rights movement in the South. On this nine-day tour, you’ll visit historic sites, museums, centers, and tour towns in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee. This guided tour provides opportunities for learning about the people and events that began and continue the struggle for freedom and equality in the United States of America.