Civil Rights Staff Ride
Cadets and faculty on the 2017 Civil Rights Staff Ride meet with Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards
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 - created and developed by Dr. Robert Goldstein - 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.
Read about previous Civil Rights Staff Rides: