Civil Rights and Justice In the South

Civil Rights and Justice In the South

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CJ/PS 3540: Civil Rights and Justice In the South

Contact: Dr. Zaitzow (zaitzowbh@appstate.edu) or  Dr. Ardoin (ardoinpj@appstate.edu)

Application form: https://goo.gl/forms/lnVxQdlYu2hF46IA2

Travel Dates: May 13-17 (on-campus) and May 19-26, 2019 (travel days)

Course Summary: The goal of this summer Study Away Civil Rights and Justice In the South course is to familiarize students with civil rights and civil liberties in the United States with special attention to “southern” justice. The civil rights movement in the American South was one of the most significant and successful social movements in the modern world.  This southern movement was the setting for the fight for civil rights and the wider national struggle for racial equality and social justice. The efforts of civil rights leaders, activists and countless protestors of all races brought about legislation aimed at ending segregation, black voter suppression, and many other social and legal injustices which continue to define contemporary politics and criminal justice.

Highlights of the study away include visiting a variety of historical sites and civil rights museums, a tour of America’s largest prison, meetings with academics and practitioners, and unique opportunities to experience the food, culture, and spirit of the south with a week of travel through Louisiana, Georgia, and Alabama.  

Cost: $575 + summer tuition

 

Tentative Travel Itinerary (May 19-26)

Sunday

  •  Leave Boone and drive to Montgomery AL

Monday

  • The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration
  • Southern Poverty Law Center Civil Rights Memorial Center 

Tuesday 

  • Arrive St. Francisville, LA
  • St. Francisville Jail (depending on arrival time)

Wednesday

  • Louisiana State Penitentiary

Thursday

  • New Orleans, LA
  • Meeting with Voting Rights Officials
  • Meeting with New Orleans Police Department/Court/Probation-Parole

Friday

  • New Orleans Cultural exploration

Saturday

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Center for Civil and Human Rights
  • Martin Luther King Center

Sunday

  • Return to Boone, NC