In Spring 2015, I am happy to offer the study away course “Anne Moody’s Mississippi–Race, Culture, and Civil Rights.” The class will meet once a week on Tuesday 6 to 8:45 p.m. Before class, students will complete an assignment–reading an article, watching a film, or reviewing a website–intended to help prepare us for the trip. We will spend our class time discussing the assignment.
Over Spring Break, the class will travel to Mississippi and explore monuments, museums, and other sights related to the civil rights movement. Here is a tentative schedule for the trip:
- Saturday-Sunday, March 7-8, 2015: Drive from Mankato to Memphis in university vans. Spend night on the road in St. Louis, Missouri.
- Monday, March 9, 2015: One day in Memphis, TN at the civil rights museum. See the site where Martin Luther King Jr. died.
- Tuesday-Wednesday, March 10-11, 2015: Drive through the Mississippi Delta exploring various monuments and the Delta Center at Delta State in Cleveland, MS. Spend the night in Cleveland.
- Thursday-Friday, March 12-13, 2015: Two days in Jackson, MS to tour historically black public and private universities in the city. See downtown Jackson especially the black neighborhood of Farish Street. See the site where Medgar Evers died. Students will have some down time in Jackson to explore the city on their own.
- Saturday-Sunday, March 14-15, 2015: Drive from Jackson to Mankato. Spend the night on the road in St. Louis.
After the trip, we will spend class time with reflection exercises and completing a class-generated multi-media project related to the trip. There are no tests for this class. The professor will assess students based on their performance and participation in class and on the trip as well as their contributions to the reflection exercises and multi-media project. Please contact me via email at email@example.com if you have any questions.