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Opportunities Available to Participate in the Civil Rights Travel Course

Solano Community College (SCC) will offer Social Science 053, a Civil Rights Travel Course, during the summer of 2015, for the seventh time. This year marks the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” – the movie Selma tells the story of the events that culminated in the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Students who previously completed the course reported that it was “the trip of a lifetime” and “a transformational experience.” An exciting educational itinerary has been planned for the 2015 Civil Rights Travel Course and it is not too late to reserve your seat for this life changing experience.

In addition to visiting Selma, the course and tour will provide an overview of the United States Civil Rights movement and travel to places significant to the Civil Rights Movement in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. There will be instruction that will include a panel of Civil Rights Movement veterans that will be held on the beautiful campus of Tougaloo College in
Jackson, Mississippi. Participants will also learn songs from the Civil Rights Movement. Three units of college credit may be earned for this course. This guided tour will provide opportunities to learn about the people and events that began the non-violent movement for freedom and equality within the United States of America.

Tour highlights will include visits to: Martin Luther King Birth Home and Center, Atlanta University Center, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Rosa Parks Museum, The National Voting Rights Museum, Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee Airman Museum, the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Medgar Evers Museum Tougaloo College, Emmitt Till Landmarks and Historic Sites, Fannie Lou Hamer Historic Sites, Southern Poverty Law Center, Civil Rights Memorial, the Mississippi Delta, Civil Rights Museum Memphis, Slave Haven – Memphis and the Alex Haley Birth Home in Tennessee. Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to hear from veterans of the Civil Rights Movement.

The travel dates for 2015 are June 19th – June 28th. The cost is $1,895.00 per person based upon triple occupancy and $2,100 for double occupancy. A non-refundable deposit of $100.00 is required to reserve your seat. The fee includes roundtrip airfare from Sacramento, lodging, most meals, ground transportation and entrance to all museums. The travel course must be paid in full by May 19th. This course is suitable for persons of all ages.

To reserve your seat or to obtain additional information, please contact: Dr. Karen McCord at (707) 864-7000 extension 4428 or