Civil Rights Pilgrimage 2014

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. The group’s stops include Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas; the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama; Montgomery’s Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, where Dr. Martin Luther King served as pastor; the campus of Ole Miss in Oxford; and the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, where Dr. King was assassinated.

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A new National Historic Landmark

An update from Kayla, a sophomore human rights and economics double major:

On March 11, the Edmund Pettus Bridge was officially declared a National Historic Landmark, and the pilgrims were there to witness this historic event.

On March 11, the Edmund Pettus Bridge was officially declared a National Historic Landmark, and the pilgrims were there to witness this historic event.

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