WOODSON INSTITUTE SERIES FULFILLS STUDENTS’ ‘THIRST’ FOR CIVIL RIGHTS HISTORY
In “1964,” a seminar offered this spring, University of Virginia students examined the papers of civil rights activist Julian Bond, a U.Va. history professor emeritus. In a companion course, “1963,” offered last fall, they spoke with U.S. Rep. John Lewis via Skype about his experiences working with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This summer, students will study aspects of the curriculum taught in the “Freedom Schools” of July 1964 and recreate a slice of that summer’s campaign to register voters and teach literacy.