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Summer Civil Rights Movement Travel-Study Class Deadline

Jan 25, 2009

In June 2009, Dr. Barclay Key of the WIU History Department will lead students on a travel-study course through the American South to study the history of the Southern Civil Rights Movement. Please note that the deadline for course registration is February 6. For additional information, contact Dr. Key directly.

Students who choose to participate in this unique travel-study opportunity will become witnesses to some of the nation's greatest triumphs and tragedies, through visits to historic sites, museums, and archival collections, including the Civil Rights Institute in Birmingham (Alabama), the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, and the Civil Rights Room in the Nashville Public Library. Along the way, students will also meet with civil rights activists who participated in the struggles of the 1950s and 1960s, as well as historians who have interpreted the Southern Civil Rights Movement.

The travel portion of the course will occur from June 18 to June 30, 2009, and will be preceded by 8 class sessions on the WIU campus.

For further information on the course, contact Prof. Key (B-Key@wiu.edu), or call the History Dept. office (298-1053).

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