On the Road to Freedom: Understanding the Civil Rights Movement
With Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Lawrence Jackson
March 18 – 25, 2018
From $3,285 plus air
Our country’s history has been shaped by many movements, but perhaps one of the most significant is that of the Civil Rights. Our carefully designed program traces the history of this struggle, which grew through a massive grassroots organization, a commitment to non-violence, legislative victories, brilliant leadership, and the sheer courage and determination of hundreds of thousands of participants. Join Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of English and History Lawrence Jackson as we visit the major sites of the movement - from Selma to Little Rock High School - and meet with many of the figures who were involved. Framed within the civil rights story are the histories of the music and cuisine of the South, some of which were born out of hardship, and today continue to evolve in exciting ways. For those interested in social justice today there are great lessons to be learned from earlier struggles in our history where a profound demonstration of commitment, against all odds, succeeded.