We March for Justice is a one-week study and tour of the American Civil Rights Movement with focus on the South. Eight students will be selected from an application process to participate. Led by Dr. David Williard and Dr. Todd Lawrence who are co-teaching Black Resilience this fall and Cynthia Fraction, M.A. of the Excel! Research Scholars Program, we will examine issues relating to race and oppression, Jim Crow, the strength of race and community as a collective, and how working together helps to move America forward. Through field experiences, readings, videos, meetings with foot soldiers, and class discussions, this study tour will explore some challenging history centered on racial oppression and the struggles for equality; yesterday, and today. The study and tour seek to address the question: What provokes social change and justice in America? We invite you to apply!
If you are interested please send an
Email to the Excel! Research Scholars Program expressing your interest. We will make sure to get information to you.
This past spring break eleven students with Professors David Williard, Todd Lawrence, and Excel director, Cynthia Fraction traveled through MS, TN, and AL to study the Civil Rights movement. The group visited the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis. They participated in the Trail of Terror: A Study of the Emmett Till Story led by Glendora Mississippi Mayor, Mr. Johnny B. Thomas. They also met with Ms. Flonzie Brown Wright, a foot solider of the Civil Rights movement, who gave them a tour of Canton, MS. Along with these were countless other visits to historic places, visits with significant people of the Civil Rights movement, and tours of museums and cities.
No information is available yet for the 2019 Study Tour. There will be an informational meeting scheduled for fall 2018. Date and time TBD