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Civil Rights Road Trip

SW 651

  • Credit Hours: 3
    Instructor: Dr. Jandel Crutchfield, Assistant Professor
    Dates: January 4 – 15, 2016
    Cost: $995
    Application Deadline: November 6, 2015

Itinerary subject to change. Students should wait to make travel arrangements after confirming dates and times with instructor.

Students will:

  • Tour by bus, visiting historic sites, museums, and research centers that play an integral role in demonstrating the struggle of Civil Rights - such as the site of Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination
  • View film and read literature to enable students to ask questions and dialogue about events as they are on location
  • Enjoy interactive experiences in cities such as Sumner, Jackson, Holly Springs, Oxford, and Philadelphia, Mississippi; Selma, Montgomery, and Birmingham, Alabama; Memphis and New Market, Tennessee
  • Learn how civil rights and social justice contribute to a set of concerns and practices that have historically formed the foundation of the social work profession
  • Explore values of understanding and equality and examine how they foster respect for all persons regardless of differences, which are central to the mission of social work education and practice.


Tallahatchie Civil Rights Tour
Location: Sumner, Mississippi

The Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas

Medgar Evers Home Museum
Location: Jackson, Mississippi

Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church/Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
Location: Philadelphia, Mississippi

Rosa Parks Museum/Freedom Rides Museum/Southern Poverty Law Center
Location: Montgomery, Alabama

National Voting Rights Museum & Institute
Location: Selma, Alabama

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Location: Birmingham, Alabama

The National Civil Rights Museum
Location: Memphis, Tennessee

The University of Mississippi, William Winter Institute for Racial Tolerance Tour

Who should go?

Any student interested in learning more about the struggle for Civil Rights is welcome on the road trip. Students majoring in Social Work, Political Science, Education, History, English, Psychology, or Sociology may be especially interested.


Students will be on the Oxford campus January 4 and January 13-15.  The road trip will take place from January 5-12.


The group will travel by van to each site location.  Study USA staff arranges hotel accommodations.  Group ground transportation is included in the course fee.   


$995 plus tuition. Included in the cost are housing, transportation, group dinners, site admission fees, and tour fees. Study USA application fee, tuition, and personal spending money are excluded from the course fee.


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