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Film Screening:  "Freedom Summer" 

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

4:30 p.m.

Axinn 232

 

Alternative Spring Break Trip to Montgomery, Alabama

Join students, faculty, and staff for an Alternative Spring Break trip to Montgomery, Alabama, March 21-29, 2015. 

The trip will mark the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery which played an important role in confronting the injustices facing African Americans, especially in the South. It occurred between the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.  20 Middlebury College students participated in that march, and this trip honors their activism.

The trip will include:

Civil Rights Act of 1964

This act bars recipients of federal funds from excluding persons from federally supported programs on the basis of their race, sex, color, national origin, or limited proficiency with English. The College—and any subrecipients of federal awards to or other agreements with the College—must keep an Assurance of Compliance on file that says the institution will immediately act as necessary to meet the objectives of this statute.

Violation of the assurance could result in loss of all federal funding.

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