Civil Rights Alternative Spring Break Trip

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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 in a contemporary context.

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.

Join MSS as we partner with Dr. Jaye Autsin Williams to visit the newly opened National Memorial for Peace & Justice. The memorial is the nation's first memorial dedicated to the legacy of enslaved black people, people terrorized by lynching, African Americans humiliated by racial segregation and Jim Crow, and people of color burdened with contemporary presumptions of guilt and police violence.

We will also visit notable civil right's sites throughout Selma and Montgemery including:

  • The Edmund Pettus Bridge
  • National Voting Rights Museum
  • Brown Chapel AME
  • The Rosa Parks Library & Museum

Applications available at
Due by Dec. 15, 2018