Civil Rights

Currently taking a course at American University: HIST 668 Civil Rights: Landscapes of Protest & Equality it considers the relationships between the civil rights movement and the power of place. In it, i will have the opportunity to assess the ways in which landscapes, particularly the landscapes of American cities, both reflected and created historically-specific relationships of power among people in the past. It explores the conscious and often legal segregation of urban landscapes and the efforts of Americans engaged in the civil rights movement to ensure equal access for all Americans to schools, commercial and civic spaces from the 1940s to the 1960s. The class will also examine the preservation, memory, and interpretation of the movement on the landscape and through a variety of primary sources. "Know your Place"