NEW ‘Study Away’ Program in Alabama – March 2024

The Study Abroad program at Shoreline is excited to bring a new “Study Away” program coming in March 2024 (break between Winter and Spring quarters)! Follow a portion of the Freedom Riders Civil Rights Trail through Alabama with Shoreline Professors DuValle Daniel and Brooke Zimmers, Spring Break 2024.

Dates: March 22-29, 2024 (8 days, 7 nights)

Cost: $1775 all-inclusive (includes a $500 allowance for airfare; $320 allowance for meals; accommodations are double occupancy)

Program Info: Join us as we visit several important sites of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. Learn how African Americans and their supporters in the 1950s and 60’s risked their lives and faced unimaginable odds to fight for the right to vote and to be treated as equal citizens of the U.S. It was a journey filled with despair, violence, and death, but it was also a journey of triumph, perseverance, and bravery. First stop will be Birmingham where we will visit the Civil Rights Museum and the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, the church where in 1963, white supremacist terrorists detonated a bomb killing four young black girls and injuring many others. From Birmingham, we visit the Freedom Rider Memorial in Anniston. Then to Selma where we will visit the National Voting Rights Museum and walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, following in the footsteps of the brave men and women who in 1965 faced an ‘army’ of white Alabama state troopers and local police officers who refused to allow them to cross the bridge and brutally beat the peaceful marchers.” Next, we will follow the Selma-Montgomery Interpretative trail to Montgomery to visit the Freedom Rides Museum and the Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration. Finally, we will visit the powerful National Memorial for Peace and Justice which recognizes the thousands of lynchings that occurred across the United States. It will be a life-changing experience.

Students wishing to participate in this unique Study Away program: Birmingham to Anniston, Selma, and Montgomery, Alabama, must take one or more of the following Winter quarter 2024 classes:

Daniel’s African American Literature (ENG 247 or 247W), and/or English 102;
and/or Zimmers’ Communicating for Social Change (CMST 203)

Ideally students will plan their schedules so they can enroll in both CMST 203 and ENG&102, or CMST 203 and ENG 247. Enrollment in and successful completion of any of the three courses will serve as preparation for the journey. Students will be expected to make a group presentation to the campus community during Spring quarter 2024.

How to apply: Applications to this program open September 23, 2023 and will be available on the College website: Study Abroad | Shoreline Community College

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