Wonderful reflections on this summer’s Civil Rights trip by faculty and students of Phillips Academy.

American Civil Rights Movement Immersion Program

On reflection, the American Civil Rights Immersion Program maintained a three-pronged mission. To walk in the footsteps of the heroes of the historical Civil Rights Movement, to relate historical events to current human and civil rights issues, and to provide a partnership opportunity for students at Phillips Academy to connect with students from a dramatically different region in the country, the Mississippi Delta. Key to the success of this trip was a wonderful group of students. They were eager to investigate the issues and eager to “road trip.” Our cultural immersion included a wide variety of foods including fried green tomatoes and fried snickers bars. We had a perfect sized group. The 10 students along with faculty members Allen Grim and Damany Fisher could fit easily around one table at a restaurant, or into one hotel room for our nightly debriefs. In these nightly talks, run by the students, we…

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