10th Annual Civil Rights Alternative Spring Break Trip


at historic Little Rock Central High School

The Civil Rights Alternative Spring break trip offers Bucknell students the rare and exciting opportunity to explore the ongoing legacy of the Civil Rights Movement. MSS celebrates the 10th year of the Alternative Spring Break Trip by inaugurating a new journey through Atlanta, Georgia and three cities in Alabama vital to the Civil Rights Movement: Birmingham, Montgomery and Selma.

Student and faculty/staff leaders will investigate historic sites, museums, colleges and archives, interact with key historical players of the movement, and receive special behind-the-scene tours. Students will partner with various community-based, national and/or civic organizations, serving a variety of local constituents.

While considering current conditions of inequality, students will gain an insight on the historical events and policies which shaped our world today, cultivate an appreciation for civic duty and develop a personal knowledge and commitment to preserve important principles of our heritage.

Trip Leader Goals

Student Leaders we will help facilitate students' understanding of the many struggles that made up the Civil Rights Movement by planning the trip itinerary and creating a series of mini-curriculum lessons. Leaders also seek to foster cooperation, promote a spirit of generosity, and protect the health, safety and welfare of student participants.

Academic Credit Availalable

Please register for ENGL 319 with Prof. Carmen Gillespie for the Spring 2014 semester

How to Apply

The application period for the 2014 trip is now closed.

Learn More

Visit our table at the Alternative Spring break Fair: September 12th, (4-6 pm @ Walls Lounge)

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