Daily Archives: March 11, 2013

Choosing nonviolence

An update from Hiba, a junior majoring in biochemistry and human rights with a minor in Arabic: Growing up takes patience with yourself and with those around you. Selma, Alabama, is a quaint old town that values its history. It is … Continue reading

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Our right to vote

An update from Michael, a sophomore majoring in human rights and religious studies and minoring in Arabic and ethics: Today in Selma we had the privilege of speaking with some foot soldiers of the civil rights movement. One thread that … Continue reading

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‘Ella’s Song’ and Medgar Evers’ home

An update from Erin, a senior majoring in history and human rights: We watched “Ghosts of Mississippi” on the way to Jackson today. Incredible. It was definitely the best acting that Whoopi Goldberg has ever done, and that’s including “Ghost.” … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage Day 2: Mount Zion Church

An update from Jazmin, a senior majoring in Spanish: Today we went to Mount Zion Church, where two white men and one African American man – Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner and James Chaney – worked during Freedom Summer just before their … Continue reading

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