HECUA Programs in Summer
Race in America Then and Now
This HECUA program explores struggles and movements for racial equality from the 1960s to the present, and dares to ask questions about racial justice in America today. During the one-month program, students meet with civil rights activists active in the 1960s and those who are active now, and with lawyers, politicians, educators, and youth to see firsthand how America's racial present is linked to its past. The program is based in Jackson, Mississippi, where students stay at Jackson State University, one of America's Historically Black Colleges and Universities. In and near Jackson and during trips to Alabama and Tennessee, students explore the past and current issues related to health, education, culture, and community organizing.