Civil Rights and Freedom Summer

HIST-A 300 — Fall 2019 — Themester

Days and Times
1:00-2:15 p.m. TR
Course Description

Using a Reacting to the Past role-playing game, this interactive class involves students taking historical roles to meet, negotiate, deliberate, debate, and lead real-life scenarios, set in the summer of 1964.

This role-playing game, set at the height of the US civil rights movement, exposes students to the dynamics of historical change and democratic decision-making. Who will travel to Mississippi to engage in the risky work of civil rights organizing? What will they do there—educate children or register people to vote? How will the locals respond to them? Can the civil rights movement compel national leaders to respond to their demands for justice? You get to decide.

Instructor: Alex Lichtenstein

Note: Be aware multiple course titles fall under this course number. Sign up for section 32002 with Prof. Lichtenstein.