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Alabama Civil Rights Trip Was Living History for Students

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Title

Alabama Civil Rights Trip Was Living History for Students

Subject

Growth of the African American and Africana Studies Program at Ursinus College

Description

In March 2012, during Ursinus College's spring break, eight students of Chaplain, Reverend Charles Rice's African American Religious Experience class, traveled to Alabama for a civil rights trip. The elective class's small size allowed for deep interactions between students during reflections and discussions. The trip included visits to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Kelly Ingram Park and a meeting with J.D. and Gwen Appling, civil rights leaders. After visiting Selma, the National Voting Rights Museum /Slavery and Civil War Museum a sophomore named Tyrell Martin reflected on his experience. He spoke of the life-changing impact the trip had on him and the realization it brought him of the privilege of people today. During reflection one evening, the students shared a sense of responsibility to share what they learned on behalf of equality. The trip was a living history experience for all involved.

Creator

Olivia Minick

Source

The Ursinus Grizzly

Publisher

Ursinus College

Date

March 29, 2012

Contributor

Olivia Minick

Rights

Ursinus College holds the rights to this document.

Format

Scan from Ursinus College Archives

Language

English

Type

News Article

Identifier

Ursinus College Alabama Civil Rights Trip

Coverage

Ursinus College 2012

Files

Alabama Civil Rights Trip... March 29, 2012 The Grizzly.tif

Citation

Olivia Minick, “Alabama Civil Rights Trip Was Living History for Students,” Omeka - Digital History at Ursinus, accessed October 1, 2022, https://omeka.ursinus.edu/items/show/1491.