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Black Culture, the Civil Rights Movement & Systems Change in the American South


American South, United States Summer I, 2022

This Dialogue of Civilizations will immerse students in the dynamic interplay of Black culture, the Civil Rights Movement, and place as they journey through the American South. In the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder, what lessons can these cities teach today’s racial justice advocates and social change makers about social movement building, the resilience of Black culture, and the power of reclaiming public places from persistent White supremacist narratives? Students will be challenged to consider how they can tap into the social memories held in the historic sites and cultural artifacts of the Civil Rights Movement to empower their generation to continue its work.

This DOC is open to all eligible Northeastern and Mills students. It is your responsibility to ensure that all your documents are valid and appropriate to the nature of your program.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.2
  • Minimum Semesters: Minimum of 2 completed Northeastern semesters at the time of program start date. NUin students are eligible to apply. Transfer and Global Pathways students contact GEO program coordinator for eligibility.
  • Restricted to: This Dialogue will be open to students from all majors. We seek to build a cohort that is diverse across all dimensions of students’ identities, especially race, and for the program to be financially accessible to all students. We will seek evidence of a commitment to anti-racism and anti-oppression in applicants’ courses of study, volunteerism, service, and/or activism.
Other Requirements
  • Program Prerequisites: N/A
  • Possible Student Challenges: Students should be prepared for physical and emotional challenges on this Dialogue. Late spring and summer weather in the host states is often characterized by intense heat and humidity. Dialogue content will expose students to harsh truths about past and continuing anti-Black racism and oppression in the U.S. and challenge them to engage in potentially difficult conversations about race, power, and identity.