The Unfinished Journey
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.
Student and faculty/staff leaders 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 in the Memphis area.
While considering current conditions of inequality, students 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.
To provide Bucknell students the opportunity to explore Memphis, Tennessee, a place of extreme importance during the Civil Rights Movement.
Trip Leader Goals
As 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. We will also seek to foster cooperation, promote a spirit of generosity, and protect the health, safety and welfare of student participants.