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Explore the American South, the birthplace of the civil rights movement, as you learn about issues and initiatives related to social justice with guidance from an expert from The New York Times. Begin this 16-day program in New Orleans, then continue to Alabama, the Mississippi Delta and Memphis to meet with people who have lived civil rights history and those carrying on the work of the movement’s pioneers.
- Visit the Southern Poverty Law Center and Equal Justice Initiative to meet with staff members to brainstorm solutions to mass incarceration, failures of due process and miscarriages of justice.
- Investigate the origins of inequality and oppression and meet with people seeking solutions as you explore.
- Dive deep into civil rights history and continuing struggles for equality as you explore the Lorraine Motel, where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, and the National Civil Rights Museum.
- Learn how natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina often disproportionately impact low-income communities and can intensify existing social inequalities.