Fall Intensive Session Courses

Freedom Summer 1964

Course: 
COLL-X 311 EXPERIMENTAL TOPICS (2 cr.)
Session: 
End-of-Fall Intensive Session (November 30-December 20)
Delivery mode: 
Online-Hybrid (classes meet virtually with some days meeting virtually at a specific time)
Class description: 

The best way to understand the past is to pretend to go there. Using a role-playing game, students recreate a crucial moment in the history of the 1960s civil rights movement: Freedom Summer. Students playing historical roles negotiate, deliberate, debate, and lead real-life scenarios based on the interracial movement to end white supremacy in Mississippi. Can Blacks and whites work together for change? Is non-violence possible? What compromises should be made to demand democracy?


About the instructor

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Alex Lichtenstein

Professor, History

Biography