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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Pilgrims Meet Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Graetz

An update from Melanie Johnson, coordinator in the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs:

Civil rights leaders, Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Graetz. To meet them in my lifetime is phenomenal. They fought for rights that they currently had that others didn't and for that their house was bombed three times and their lives threaten numerous times. I can't say it enough---THANK YOU!!!

To meet the civil rights leaders Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Graetz in my lifetime is phenomenal. They fought for rights they had that others didn’t, and for that their house was bombed three times and their lives threatened numerous times. I can’t say it enough – THANK YOU!!!

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