SIF students are working with the Department of History on a proposal to declare significant locations in the Civil Rights Movement across the Southeast as UNESCO World Heritage sites.  Professor Glenn Eskew received a grant from the Alabama Department of Tourism to create the detailed  proposal, which will require a series of maps that show current zoning around each of the possible sites. SIF students are currently creating digital and printed maps for the project.

The list of sites is not yet final, but will likely include the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Little Rock Central High School, and Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church. After the initial mapping part of the project, the SIF program hopes to begin creating digital recreations of the sites through photography, video, and 3D scanning.

Additional information about these important efforts can be found in this Saporta Report article as well as by following this link to Georgia State’s website.


Steven Shields

Religious Studies

Saif Ali


Frances Noon


PROJECT Management

Brennan Collins

Program Co-Director