23428
Mississippi

The Movement in Mississippi: Jackson’s Role in Civil Rights

During a thought-provoking week, learn about the role that Mississippi played in the Civil Rights Movement from scholars and a veteran Freedom Rider and visit landmarks of the Movement.
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Program No. 23428RJ
Length
6 days
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At a Glance

The murder of NAACP leader Medgar Evers in 1963 was one of the major catalysts that led to the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Stand in the footsteps of Evers and other activists as you learn about the role Jackson played in the Civil Rights Movement. Visit sites that mark the milestones of the Movement in and around Jackson, from the churches where Civil Rights groups organized, to the lunch counters where sit-ins took place, to the Greyhound bus station, where Freedom Riders were arrested. Discuss the literary works of authors inspired by the Movement, be inspired by a performance of freedom songs, and meet a real Freedom Rider during this thought-provoking week.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking and standing in museums and historic sites.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Meet Hezekiah Watkins, one of the remaining Freedom Riders, as he shares his experiences in the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement.
  • Stand where Medgar Evers stood when he was assassinated as you visit his home, which became a National Historic Landmark in 2018.
  • At the new Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, interact with galleries that reveal the oppression of Blacks and how their fight for equality transformed the nation.
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Robert E. Luckett
Robert Luckett is the director of the Margaret Walker Center and associate professor of history at Jackson State University, Jackson, Miss. He holds a PhD from the University of Georgia in history and a bachelor’s from Yale University in political science. His research interests are the modern Civil Rights Movement, African American history, American history, and public history. He is a member of the Association of African American Museums, National Council of Black Studies, Oral History Association, Southern Historical Association and Mississippi Historical Society.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Robert E. Luckett
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Kenneth Townsend
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Mary Alice Welty White
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Ebony Lumumba
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Suzanne Marrs
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Hollis Watkins
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Hezekiah Watkins
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Daphne R. Chamberlain
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Jeanne Luckett
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