The Sociology of Martin Luther King, Jr. in Practice: A Place-Based Study of King and the St. Augustine Civil Rights Movement

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(Updated 11/12/13)

Program Name:

Rhodes Maymester The Sociology of Martin Luther King, Jr. in Practice: A Place-Based Study of King and the St. Augustine Civil Rights Movement

Course Credit:

ANSO 265; four credits and satisfies F9 and F11.

Location and Dates:

St. Augustine, Florida (USA), headquartered at Flagler College. 

May 19 - June 6, 2014

Eligibility Requirements:

2.0 GPA and good academic and social standing.

Program Description:

This course introduces students to the sociological nature of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s work through a place-based study of his role in the St. Augustine Civil Rights Movement. In May and June 1964, King made repeated visits to St. Augustine in support of nonviolent civil disobedience protests against segregation. At the time a filibuster, led by a group of southern republican senators, was blocking the passage of the Civil Rights Act. The St. Augustine protests helped move the legislation forward, and the legislation was signed into law by President Johnson on July 2. 

This 3 week intensive course will study the intellectual and sociological roots of King’s thought and explore how his understanding of our social condition, interactions, and social institutions shaped his interpretation of social problems and his leadership of the St. Augustine civil rights movement.

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Contact:

Professor Tom McGowan