Inside Civil Rights

Understand the past to fight for the future.

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Inside Civil Rights examines contemporary civil rights issues through the lens of the past, and specifically from the context of Gettysburg and Little Rock.

Over the years and through both accident and choice, Gettysburg and the College have been at the crossroads of civil rights discourse. The program focuses on some watershed moments—President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, President Eisenhower’s desegregation of Little Rock Central High School, and the Civil Rights Movement—as a benchmark to critically examine the progress (or lack thereof) of civil rights in the United States.

A collaboration of the Eisenhower Institute, the Garthwait Leadership Center, the Center for Public Service, and the Office of Multicultural Engagement, Inside Civil Rights consists of a series of lunch sessions, a day trip to Washington, D.C., and an immersion trip to Little Rock, Arkansas.

Inside Civil Rights is led by Dr. Rob Bohrer, Associate Provost and Dean of Public Policy Programs.

Spring 2020 Program Schedule