Lectures, Lodging, Meals, & Activities

October 20-23, 2021

Washington DC


The American Founders understood civil rights in light of the natural rights proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence. This understanding guided Abraham Lincoln’s statesmanship and the early civil rights movement. 

However, many contemporary civil rights leaders reject the Founders as irredeemably racist and have abandoned the idea of a colorblind society. Held at the Kirby Center in Washington, D.C., this seminar will consider civil rights in America from the American Founding to today.

Learn from Hillsdale College faculty.

Go on group excursions to local landmarks.

Enjoy first-class accommodations and meals.

Enjoy lively conversations with distinguished scholars in American politics from Hillsdale College in a friendly classroom environment.

Take guided tours of Washington, D.C. landmarks, museums, and historical sites with other students.

Stay at high-end hotels and enjoy catered meals throughout the entire seminar.

The Kirby Center

The Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship is an extension of the teaching mission of Hillsdale College to Washington, D.C. Its purpose is to teach the Constitution and the principles that give it meaning. Through the study of original source documents from American history—and of older books that formed the education of America's founders—the Center seeks to inspire students, teachers, citizens, and policymakers to return the Constitution to its central place in the political life of the nation.

The price for this seminar includes six stimulating lectures with Hillsdale College faculty, a group tour of a Washington landmark, museum, or historical site, high-end accommodations, shuttle service to all activities, and all means.

Take advantage of the special room rate and arrive a day early, or stay over an extra day, for further independent exploration of Washington's rich history.

All-Inclusive Price

What Other Lifelong Learners Are Saying

Your registration Includes:







$1,099 per person

"The talks were so enjoyable; it felt like they were telling stories rather than lecturing!"

"The classes were interesting, the teachers just marvelous! We all had a great time, and you made it fun!"

"I am now fully convinced the principles of America do transcend time."

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Civil Rights in America

A Hillsdale Hostel Experience in Washington DC
October 20-23, 2021

Hillsdale Hostels provide a learning vacation unlike any other. Spend time with some of Hillsdale College's most distinguished professors, sharing insights, and joining in lively conversation. Enjoy the camaraderie of others who share your interest in continued learning and the preservation of liberty.

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