The Civil Rights Movement was the greatest grassroots social revolution in twentieth-century American history. Mass demonstrations, individual acts of resistance, legislative activism, and judicial oversight led to radical changes in the nation's social order and in the recognition of human rights. The movement involved thousands of ordinary people, many of whom are still living and who provide a valuable connection between the movement and the generations that have followed it.
This semester, students in Civil Rights Memory will study the desegregation of Bibb County schools.
Students in Civil Rights Memory will forge their own connection to the movement by investigating it as a form of social memory. Together, we will learn academic research methods, and we will conduct original research as we contribute to an online exhibit about the Civil Rights Movement.