Mar 13, 2022 - Mar 20, 2022
Trip Type
Spring Break

Group Size: Up to 20 guests
Price: Starting from $2,995 Harvard College student rate

Activity Level

Trip Overview

The history of the United States has been shaped by many movements, but perhaps one of the most significant is that of civil rights. On this program, trace the history of the civil rights movement, visiting the major sites—from Selma to the Little Rock High School—and meeting with many of the figures who were involved. Framed within the civil rights story are the histories of the music and cuisine of the South. Some of the most powerful and inspired creations of both Southern sound and cuisine were born out of hardship, and they continue to evolve as new populations, ingredients, and instruments influence regional culture. For those interested in social justice today, there are great lessons to be learned from these struggles in our history, where a profound demonstration of commitment, against all odds, succeeded. In the words of Dr. King: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

Schedule by Day

  • Mar 13: Arrive Jackson, MS
  • Mar 14: Jackson
  • Mar 15: Little Rock, AR
  • Mar 16: Memphis, TN
  • Mar 17: Memphis
  • Mar 18: Montgomery, AL
  • Mar 19: Montgomery
  • Mar 20: Montgomery / Depart for home


  • $4,995 per person double occupancy
  • $5,975 single occupancy
  • $2,995 Harvard College student rate


  • Two nights at The Westin Jackson
  • One night at Burgundy Hotel in Little Rock
  • Two nights at Hu Hotel in Memphis
  • Two nights at Renaissance Montgomery Hotel 

What to Expect

Activity Level 3

Busy pacing may include multiple hotel changes plus internal flights or long drives. May involve exposure to the outdoors, full days of touring, and walking up to two hours.

Study Leader(s)

Sumner R. and Marshall S. Kates Professor of English and of African and African American Studies at Harvard University

For More Information

Please email or call our office at 800-422-1636 or 617-496-0806.