The History Department will be adding a new history class in the fall of 2019: Civil Rights Movement. The department offers a handful of other classes a well, all taught by Dr. Gary Long, the Chair of History. The Civil Rights Movement class is apart of a special topics class. It has the potential to be a permanent class, or it could change, as described by Long. He says that the topics courses depend on the students’ interests. The class will consist of reading books, handouts and watching movies. Dr. Long’s vision for the class is for it to be discussion based. Long says, “The Civil Rights Movement is something that students, especially history majors, need to know well. Race is a big issue right now and link the historical Civil Rights Movement to the present. This class was presented to a couple of history majors by Long and they said that they don’t mind the class and they wouldn’t taking it. Allison Kromray, a mathematics major thinks that, “the class would be really cool, interesting and great for law and justice, and leadership majors.” Even though Kromray is not a history major she understands the importance of having multiple history classes that cover various topics because history should be learned from and not repeated. Watch out for this new history class coming in the fall. Don’t forget to ask your advisor about this wonderful opportunity.