Civil Rights Pilgrimage South

During Spring Break 2011, students, faculty and staff are taking an eight-day bus ride to the American South’s civil rights landmarks. Political Science Professor Dennis Simon leads the pilgrimage with SMU’s Chaplain’s Office.

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Long way to go

mt%20zion.jpg An update from Casondra, who is earning a Master’s of liberal studies:

This is Day 2 on the Pilgrimage. I have been on the steps of Central High and attended Sunday Services at Mt. Zion Church in Mississippi. From speakers that we have listened to and each other, it has come to my attention that the fight for civil rights is not in the past.

It is in the subtleties that equality does not exist – from the battering of the historical marker at Mt. Zion to the poverty that is abundant in the area, there is still a long way to go for true equality for all human beings.

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