Daily Archives: March 13, 2014

Through grief to joy

There have been one or two occasions in our short stay to date that have moved me to the point of tears. One has been our visit to the Museo Ruta del Esclavo – an old fortress and prison, now … Continue reading

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Exploring France’s dark past

An update from Merle, a graduate student in Liberal Studies: Have been experiencing a tour of sites in France associated with the WWII Holocaust. We have concentrated on French atrocities. Not only has the trip been an eye-opener and sometimes … Continue reading

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Contrasts between liberty and slavery at Monticello

The next morning started bright and early as we left for our tour of Monticello. I was especially excited for this tour. After all, we had read three (enormous) books about the Master of the Mountain and the contrast between … Continue reading

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A Voice for the Voiceless

An update from Shelbi, a junior human rights major: Yesterday we left Montgomery, Alabama to head to Jackson, Mississippi. On the way, we stopped in Philadelphia, Mississippi to visit Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. We unloaded the bus, wandered around … Continue reading

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Our life-changing week

An update from Bettye, a graduate student in Liberal Studies: As we are on our final few days of a truly life-changing week, I reflect on how privileged we are to have met some of the icons of the civil … Continue reading

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Meeting new friends

An update from Denice, a graduate student in Liberal Studies, with an emphasis on social justice and human rights: It is absolutely wonderful traveling with this crew. We have met many wonderful people: each other, distinguished guests, waitstaff, hotel staff, … Continue reading

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