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The Southern Civil Rights Movement: The Pivotal Role of Young People

The Southen Civil Rights Movement: The Pivotal Role of Young People is a ten-day (10) workshop designed for middle and high-school students (7th – 12th graders) interested in learning about the contributions and sacrifices made by people who were their age during the Civil Rights Movement. Participants in the intensive workshop will be guided through the history of the movement via lectures, oral history panels, and group and individual work. The workshop will also explore the nature of American democracy and how engaged citizens can advance democratic ideals in the face of resistance and oppression. 

The 2015 event is scheduled for Monday, June 8th  – Friday, June 19, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and will be held on the campus of Jackson State University, COFO Civil Rights Education Center, 1017 John R. Lynch Street, Jackson, Mississippi. The cost for this workshop is $150.00. The workshop will  feature field trips to civil rights landmarks in Jackson, MS, Canton, MS and Philadelphia, MS. Students will also be encouraged to participate in a service learning project.   Other benefits of the workshop include:

  1. Notebook and Learning materials;
  2. Lunches, T-shirts and Field trips; and
  3. A workshop ending program conducted the Hamer Institute faculty and students.

If you have a child or know a child in middle school or high school (7th – 12th graders), we are hoping that you will encourage him/her to apply for the workshop because we believe it is an outstanding way for them to advance socially and educationally over the summer break.