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"The Light of Truth": Belmont on the Civil Rights Trail
At the end of the nineteenth century, African-American journalist Ida B. Wells unflinchingly documented the horrors of lynching throughout the southern US. In 1893, Wells accused the entire American populace--southern and northern--of complicity in allowing the horrific killings to continue, charging that “the public sentiment of the country, by its silence in press, pulpit, and in public meetings has encouraged this state of affairs.” Once Wells published her pamphlet, Southern Horrors: Lynch Laws in All its Phases, no longer could any American say they did not know of the system they were supporting with their silence. Though she was forced into exile after the offices of her Memphis newspaper were firebombed, she never stopped writing or speaking in an effort to deny her audience the twin luxuries of ignorance and inaction. In her own words, “The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.”
In addition to touring iconic Civil Rights sites, students will make the most of their time on the bus by watching related films (such as Selma and 13th), journaling their reflections, and reflecting on how they might “light the truth” in their own lives.
All courses will satisfy either Belmont requirements in the Gen Ed core or the specified major. You must participate in at least one course offered in Iceland. You should consult individual program faculty to see how online options can fit into your study abroad program.
- Accommodations in Historic Hotels across the Civil Rights Trail
- Visits to 16th Baptist Church, the Lorraine Motel, the Edmond Pettus Bridge, and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice
COURSE NAME AND NUMBER:
All program participants must enroll in a first 8-week course; students taking the program for ILC credit must also enroll in a second 8-week course in a different discipline. For information about possible major/minor credit in ENG or EDU, please contact program faculty.
|1st 8 weeks (crosslisted)
|2nd 8 weeks (crosslisted)
|ENG 3950 Third- Year Writing: Freedom Writers
||HUM 3950: Junior Cornerstone: Rhetoric of Race and Reconciliation
|ENW ILC: 2950 Voices for Change
||EDU 2950 ILC: Active Learning and Engagement in Your Community
1. Program Fee: $2,000:
This fee will include coach bus, accommodations, excursions, and breakfast.
Costs not covered by the program fee include:
Remaining meals, tuition, books, and incidentals.
2. Belmont Tuition
Tuition is charged for this course in the spring at the regular Belmont tuition rate. After a student is registered for 16 hours in the Spring Semester, this course will be charged for only one hour instead of three.
Program Deposit: $500 due at time of acceptance
Faculty-Led Application Process
Dates and Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
How to Apply
- Spring Break Programs: November 15
- Maymester Programs: February 1
- Summer Programs: February 15
1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply.
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Amy Hodges Hamilton, Professor of English
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Lauren Lunsford, Professor of Education and Associate Dean of CLASS
Sarah Blomeley, Associate Professor of English
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Heather Finch, Faculty Fellow in English
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