Civil Rights Public History Miniterm

Welcome to the blog for the inaugural Civil Rights Public History mini-term. From December 1st to December 18th, 2009, our class, HST 277T, traveled throughout the South, visiting the sites of the major Civil Rights actions. Our trip took us from Charleston, through Atlanta, Montgomery, Selma, Birmingham, Memphis, Little Rock, Jackson and finally into New Orleans. Along the way, we stopped at the iconic sites of the movement and met with a number of its participants. Our goal was to learn about the most influential social movement of the twentieth century and to study the way that movement has been commemorated.



Here we are in Charleston, the morning after we arrived.  To follow the trip from the beginning, scroll to the bottom of this page and click on “older posts,” then scroll to the bottom of that page,  or click on the day-to-day links on the right.  For the students’ final reflections on their return from the tour, see “Reflections” above.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Estelle Cooke-Sampson, whose generous support allowed this journey to take place.







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