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Rediscovery in Taos

An update from Kendell, a first-year majoring in dance and minoring in human rights, who traveled to Taos, New Mexico for Alternative Spring Break: I was not sure what to expect when I arrived in Taos, New Mexico at the … Continue reading

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Food insecurity made real

An update from Annika, a sophomore majoring in sociology: Spring Break: plenty of students flock to the beach or mountains, to music festivals, or home to see their family. But some choose to spend their week of freedom giving back … Continue reading

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The long trail to the Library of Congress

An update from Jaime, a sophomore majoring in political science and English, with a creative writing emphasis. He is conducting research on the Court’s treatment of the interaction between race and the death penalty, with a focus on the evolution … Continue reading

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Patchwork of papers

An update from Anton, who is majoring in political science, public policy and English. He is researching Justice Potter Stewart’s views on the right to privacy, particularly in the area of reproductive rights: The bulk of our trip to Washington, … Continue reading

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Places

An update from Ella, a senior majoring in human rights: It was at the Freedom Riders Museum in Montgomery, Ala., that I learned the importance of place in discovering history. Something like segregation of bus terminals, walking into the building … Continue reading

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Selma slow to change

An update from Ella, a senior majoring in human rights: Selma, Alabama It’s a name that graces history lessons and is synonymous with the voting rights struggle of African Americans. Yet looking at the actual small town nestled along a … Continue reading

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What is my first step?

An update from Abigail, a sophomore majoring in human rights and public relations: As we load the buses today to begin our long journey home, one thought stands in my mind: What is my first step? It’s easy to ask … Continue reading

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Reopening the past for a better future

An update from Alyssa, a senior majoring in journalism and human rights: Yesterday we met with Jerry Mitchell. Mitchell is an investigative reporter who has helped reopen several cases of racially based murders during the civil rights movement. Because of … Continue reading

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At the National Civil Rights Museum

An update from Liz: The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn., was an accumulation of many of our previous stops. The linear progression of the museum allows the visitor to travel through time from the birth of slavery to … Continue reading

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Righting Old Wrongs

And update from Alyssa, a senior majoring in journalism and human rights: Yesterday we met with Jerry Mitchell, an investigative reporter who has helped reopen several cases of racial-based murders during the civil rights movement. Because of his work, four … Continue reading

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