This blog serves as a forum for faculty and students taking part in an interdisciplinary seminar on the civil rights movement at the St. Anne's - Belfield School in Charlottesville, Virginia. March 12 - 25, 2007
An interdisciplinary History and English course, this seminar will address the fundamental question of how Americans bring about change. While we will look closely at the Civil Rights Movement as a case study in effecting change, we will be doing so in the context of larger questions. What are the most effective ways to bring about change? What has to happen in order to make people want to change? What if not everyone wants to change? How do we resolve conflicts about our most fundamental values? What are the areas today in which you yourself would like to see change? What ideas do you have for making that change: the political system? the courts? education? protest?