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Civil Rights History – Travelling Freedom’s Main Line (Spring Break Travel Study)

Dates: March 21-28, 2015

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Where will I go? What will I study?
This inspirational week-long bus tour will take students to sites that played a significant role in the civil rights movement of the 1950s-1960s. Students will travel to Memphis, the Mississippi Delta, Selma, Montgomery, Birmingham, and Chicago, plus a separate day trip to Milwaukee. This is an opportunity to learn about a transformative chapter in American history as students visit the places where history was made. The trip will highlight both the movement as it happened and as it is remembered in public spaces ranging from major civil rights museums to nondescript bridges. There will be opportunities to meet people involved in civil rights struggles past and present. This will truly give students a wealth of knowledge on the civil rights movement and its legacies.

Who can come?
This course is for students with at least sophomore status who have an interest in the subject matter. Instructor consent is required.

Travel dates and class meetings:
Travel dates are Saturday, March 21 through Saturday, March 28, 2015. In addition to the spring break trip, the class includes three pre-travel and one post-travel class sessions, and one field trip to Milwaukee, all mandatory. Class sessions will be held on Mondays, 9:30-1:045 on February 9, February 23, March 9 and April 27.  The day-long field trip to Milwaukee will take place on Friday, April 17.

Estimated program fee:
$600 which includes transportation, local accommodations, two group meals, and entrance fees.
Financial aid may apply. The estimated program fee is based on 30 paying participants.

Limited space is available. Applications due before registration can be approved.

For additional information and applications, please contact:
Kari Borne, Continuing Education, UW-Whitewater, Roseman 2010A,
800 W Main St., Whitewater, WI 53190
Phone: 262-472-1003 (direct) or