Civil Rights Pilgrimage 2010

During Spring Break 2010, students, faculty and staff are taking an eight-day bus ride to the American South’s civil rights landmarks, with stops in Little Rock, Arkansas; Selma, Montgomery and Birmingham, Alabama; Jackson and Oxford, Mississippi; and Memphis, Tennessee. They will be led by Ray Jordan of the Office of the Chaplain and Religious Life; Dennis Simon, associate professor of political science in Dedman College; and junior Linwood Fields, a political science and English major who participated in the 2009 pilgrimage.

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Six words

Connie.jpg An update from Master of Liberal Studies student Connie:

In Montgomery, Alabama, there was a wonderful circular walkway behind the Parsonage where Martin Luther King, Jr. lived while he was the pastor at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church.

There were “words” in the cement in front of six benches. They were as follows: Unity. Understanding. Hope. Peace. Equality. Forgiveness.

(Photos below represent the words – except for “Forgiveness,” as this concept is an ongoing goal.)

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UNITY

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UNDERSTANDING

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HOPE (“Until justice rolls down like water, the struggle must continue.”)

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PEACE

EQUALITY

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