Stage Four: America In Upheaval
03/14/01: Two, Four, Six, Eight: I Think You Best Desegregate!
Heading down to Little Rock, Arkansas, Jennifer delves deep into the desegregation crisis at Central High School in 1957.
03/14/01: And Justice For All...
Jennifer's dispatch on the protest march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama including information on Bloody Sunday and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
03/17/01: X stands for: Fight the powers that be!
Jennifer explores the life and times of Malcolm X, a man known as a militant leader during the Civil Rights movement. From prison life in Norfolk, Massachusetts, to street life in Harlem, New York, he made an impact on the social and political climate of the 1960's.
03/21/01: A Different Kind of American Dreamin'
In Washington DC, Jennifer uncovers the wonders of being a VISTA volunteer and learns about its creation under President Johnson's administration.
03/24/01: If it's a man's world, what's a girl to do?
Jennifer looks into the history of the Equal Rights Amendment and what modern-day organizations are doing to preserve the rights of women.
04/04/01: I See Clouds, I See Rain, I See Stormy Weather
04/04/01: Students united can never be divided
Through nonviolent protest, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) mobilized a generation of young people to express their discontent for authority, democratic processes and the Vietnam War. Through the Port Huron Statement, teach-ins and other forms of protest, the movement made a voice for itself and reshaped the power of young people in America.
Stage Five: The US at the New Millenium
04/14/01: Disco Wasn't the Only Annoying Thing in the Seventies. Check Out Those Long Lines at the Gas Pumps!
OPEC and the Arab Oil Embargo of 1973 have Jennifer and Becky traveling across the oil rigging lands of Texas in search of alternative fuels.
04/18/01: A Different Kind of Civil Rights- Or is it?
Like any minority group, people with disabilities are a powerful force when they are fighting for their civil rights. Jennifer discovers from Gallaudet University in D.C. to disabled activists in Austin, TX, people with disabilities are advocating for social change and for access to all aspects of American life.
04/21/01: Jennifer - So what is NAFTA all about anyway?
Jennifer heads down south to El Paso, Texas to study the pros and cons of NAFTA.
04/28/01: Jennifer - A day at juvie - doing time in your teens.
Jennifer takes a trip to L.A. and San Diego, California to talk about minors being tried as adults. School shootings, gang violence, and protests, really makes you look at the pros and cons of our juvenile justice system.
05/02/01: Calling All Yogis
Jennifer meditates atop a vortex in Sedona, Arizona and in Northern California to look for the meaning behind yoga, meditation and alternative forms of healing.
05/05/01: Jennifer - To America the beautiful and the friendly.
Jen says goodbye to the Trek.