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Civil Rights: The American Story

Students will have an immersive experience that connects the Southern Civil Rights period of the 1960s to a larger, more expansive narrative of social justice in America. On the trip, America’s imperfect story will take shape. Students will be able to understand the economic relationship between the North and the South that spans the domestic slave trade to multiple waves of immigration in the 20th century.


Students will immerse themselves in America’s imperfect story and learn how the struggle for social justice is shackled to the American narrative.

Date: June 18–27, 2022

Faculty Leaders: Bridget Tsemo and Allen Grimm

Themes: US history, society, and culture; the legacy of slavery; leaning into discomfort

Estimated cost: $3,500-$4,000