Civil Rights: On the Road to Freedom – Understanding the Civil Rights Movement

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APR. 25 - MAY 2, 2021 $3,995
Jackson, Little Rock, Memphis, Birmingham, Selma, Montgomery
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Civil Rights: On the Road to Freedom – Understanding the Civil Rights Movement

APR. 25 - MAY 2, 2021
Jackson, Little Rock, Memphis, Birmingham, Selma, Montgomery

Now, more than ever, we need to look back and understand what led to the Civil Rights Movement and, pause, to evaluate what it achieved and also what it did not. Join us on this carefully designed program which takes a deep look at one of the most significant movement to shape American history. Our program traces the history of this struggle, one which has its roots as far back as the abolition movement, as a profound commitment to achieve racial equality through grassroots organizing. This movement paved the way for many subsequent U.S. civil rights movements, from the women’s rights movement to the LGBTQ rights movement, to the Black Lives Matter Movement. Travel through the Mississippi Delta to the Little Rock High School and to Selma- and meet with many key figures who were involved and are exclusive to our program. Framed within the civil rights story, and our program, are the music and cuisine of the South which were born out of hardship and poverty and continue to evolve today. For those interested in contemporary social justice there are great lessons to be learned from earlier struggles in our history where a profound demonstration of commitment, against all odds, succeeded. In the words of Dr. King: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

Cost: $3,995
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Activity Level: Moderate Activity
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UCLA Faculty on Tour

Kyle T. Mays, Ph.D.
Department of African American Studies
Kyle T. Mays, Ph.D., is a public intellectual, writer, and teacher. He is an Assistant Professor of African American Studies, American Indian Studies, and History at UCLA. Kyle earned his Ph.D. in U.S. History from the Department of History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of Hip Hop Beats, Indigenous Rhymes: Modernity and Hip Hop in Indigenous North America (SUNY Press, 2018). Kyle has a forthcoming book titled An Afro-Indigenous History of the United States (Beacon Press, forthcoming 2021). This book explores how anti Blackness and settler colonialism have been central to the United States’ development from the foundations of the United States until the present. It also explores the links between Indigenous sovereignty and Black (American) belonging in U.S. history. His research interests include urban history, U.S. Afro-Indigenous history, and contemporary popular culture.

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Attn: Alumni Travel
James West Alumni Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397

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