The Quest for Freedom
The Quest for Freedom, is a week-long place-based learning experience that will take place in Thomasville, Georgia. It will examine the African American history during the long civil rights movement. Black and white lives intertwined at places like Pebble Hill, Tall Timbers, and other hunting plantations founded by Northern elites. Here we will tell the story of the African Americans creating churches, schools, and organizations to sustain their community in the face of widespread discrimination. When visiting African American churches, the Jack Hadley Black History Museum, and the “Bottom” business district we will tell a compelling story of resilience in face of disenfranchisement and Jim Crow segregation.
Lecturers and Visiting Faculty
Maxine Jones; Julia Brock; Kevin McGorty; Wesley Singletary; Jennifer Brooks; Le'Trice Donaldson; Jack Hadley