Daily Archives: March 10, 2014

Why this does not grow old

An update from Dennis Simon, associate professor of political science: This is my seventh year of serving as the faculty leader of the SMU Civil Rights Pilgrimage. As we departed campus on Friday afternoon, I found myself thinking about why … Continue reading

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José Martí, Martin Luther King Jr., and religion in Cuba

Our group is off today to Plaza de la Revolución to see the memorial and museum honoring José Martí. He was considered by Fidel Castro to be the intellectual author of the revolution, and the story of his 42 brief … Continue reading

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Nonviolent courage of the Little Rock Nine

An update from Donna, a Master of Liberal Studies student: Little Rock Central High School is architecturally beautiful. When you view the grandeur of the building, it is hard to conceive of what awaited the Little Rock Nine. Unwelcomed, harassed, … Continue reading

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Learning the minuet and more in Williamsburg

The night before, our class drove from Alexandria to Colonial Williamsburg. The drive was … cramped, to say the least, but we made it safely to our destination. This morning, we would have the opportunity to explore the colonial town … Continue reading

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To the sons and daughters who risked their lives

An update from Basma, a senior political science and communication studies major: As I watched the story of James Chaney, Andy Goodman and Mickey Schwerner on my way to Meridian, Mississippi, and their struggle to fight for a basic civil … Continue reading

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Thank you to the nameless

2014 marks the 10th Anniversary of the SMU Civil Rights Pilgrimage. The eight-day bus journey takes students, faculty and staff to visit the American South’s civil rights landmarks and leaders in the movement. Continue reading

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