Journalism students cover Civil Rights Movement

The route of the Civil Rights Pilgrimage will take students to five southern states. The journalism students are partially funded by a grant from the Charlotte and Walter Damm Fund.

For the next week, students enrolled in CJ322 Immersion Reporting will share blog posts about communities along the nation’s historic civil rights trail. The journalism students are traveling with the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Civil Rights Pilgrimage. With stops that will include Atlanta’s Sweet Auburn District, Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Montgomery, Selma, New Orleans, Little Rock and Memphis, these young journalists will work to capture the stories of foot soldiers of the movement that achieved the 1965 Voting Rights Act and an end to segregation in public life. In addition, students will report on present day efforts to challenge inequality.  Follow their journey here.