In connection with the commemoration of 60 years of integration this academic year, join us as we visit sites in Mississippi to reflect on the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement. Leaving from Oxford, MS, we will travel to Jackson, MS, stopping at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Here we will learn about the history of the Civil Rights Movement in the state of Mississippi between 1945 and 1970. We will also stop by Jackson State University to visit the COFO Civil Rights Education Center and the Margaret Walker Center. Here we will learn more about COFO efforts in organizing the 1963 Freedom Vote, the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, and the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project, along with the impact and legacy of African American history and culture.
The trip is open to all UM students, faculty, staff, and LOU community residents. A $20 deposit is required to reserve a spot. Information on how to submit the non-refundable deposit will be sent to those who are accepted to participate.