Civil rights bus tour heading south next spring
Looking to earn core credits in history and/or religious and theological studies? Students are invited to join a rolling classroom community and head south with Dr. Anthony LoPresti, associate professor of religious and theological studies, and Dr. Sami Nassim, director of multicultural programs, as they return to the roots of the civil rights movement during spring break 2015.
Students will expand their understanding of one of the most important social movements of our time as they explore the key sites of the era and interact with significant participants from the civil rights movement. The bus tour will stop in North Carolina (Greensboro), Georgia (Albany and Atlanta), Alabama (Birmingham, Montgomery and Selma), Tennessee (Nashville) and Washington, D.C.
Two optional, seven-week courses will allow students to receive up to 6 core credits for the trip. HIS299-02 American Civil Rights Movement will meet at 11 a.m. Mondays and Fridays beginning in January and conclude with the bus tour. RTS335-02 Christian Ethics and Social Issues will begin with the bus tour and meet at 11 a.m. Mondays and Fridays for the remainder of the semester.
The trip will run March 6-14, 2015. The cost is $795, which includes all expenses with the exception of some meals.