Application Deadline is
April 10, 2014!
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New York/Washington, DC
Institutions and African American Politics
Dr. Marvin King, Assistant Professor of Political Science
May 16-18 and 27-28 (Oxford campus), May 19-26 (travel)
Course Fee $1995 (resident), $2195 (non-resident)
- Visit the headquarters of the National Urban League, a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment of historically underserved urban communities
- Tour the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research unit of the New York Public Library devoted to collecting, preserving, and providing access to resources documenting the experiences of peoples of African descent
- Meet with staff at the Harlem Kid’s Zone – an innovative community-based organization that has pioneered new ways to end the cycle of generational poverty
- Meet with members of the Congressional Black Caucus to learn how the organization has evolved since its founding
- Visit the Anacostia Community Museum, a division of the Smithsonian Institution focusing on the history and culture of African Americans
- Visit the Fredrick Douglass National Historic Site, the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site, and the African American Civil War Memorial
- Visit the Capitol, the Supreme Court and the White House (tentative)
This class is for Political Science and African American Studies students, but would also be appropriate for Journalism, History, and Public Policy Leadership students.
The class will meet on the Oxford campus May 16-18. From May 19-21, the group will be in New York City and will travel to DC on May 21, returning to Oxford on May 26. Final presentations and the final exam will take place on the Oxford campus May 27-28.
Students will make their own travel arrangements to New York and from Washington, DC.
Program cost is $1995 for resident and $2195 for non-resident students. Included in the cost are tuition, housing, tours, two group meals, and group ground transportation in New York and DC. Excluded from the cost are the Study USA application fee, textbooks, airfare, airport transfers, and personal spending money.