Institute for Civil Rights
Over time, Constitutional priciples allowing slavery and later legalized discrimination slowly gave way toward more equal treatment of the law. A historical understanding of these changes is fundamental to understanding the evolution of civil rights and, ultimately, modern day racial issues.
The CROL, through speakers, conferences and Cadet summer experiences, seeks to bring to light these historical underpinnings that connect the legacy of discrimination to current events.
The CROL's annual Civil Rights Staff Ride leverages the U.S. Army's reputation for social justice to allow Cadets and faculty to meet with extraordinary witnesses to the civil rights movement, and innovatively uses cultural immersion to promote understanding of the beautiful diversity of our country.
You can read about the 2016 Civil Rights Staff Ride here: 2016 Civil Rights Staff Ride Report Final.pdf and the 2015 Civil Rights Staff Ride here:2015 CRSR.pdf
The Civil Rights Staff Ride combines a rigorous week of classes in the law, politics and history of the Civil Rights Movement with a two-week staff ride through the Deep South. Read about the 2015 CRSR here: 2015 CRSR.pdf