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On an intellectual high

An update from Mollie, a senior majoring in political science and human rights, with a minor in Chinese. She is conducting research on Justice Black and his interpretation of the Equal Protection Clause: As our trip came to a close, … Continue reading

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A time to process

An update from Dr. Dennis Simon, who leads the Civil Rights Pilgrimage: On Saturday night at approximately 9 PM, forty weary Pilgrims got off the chartered bus at the location where they boarded, with great anticipation, eight days earlier. The … Continue reading

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The end of my pilgrimage, but not the journey

An update from Laura Lisa, a Master of Liberal Studies student in Organizational Dynamics (culture and business): As we approached the end of the 2015 SMU Civil Rights Pilgrimage, I found myself feeling sad, overwhelmed, transformed, humbled and honored, yearning … Continue reading

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An unfathomable hate

An update from Tate, a sophomore human rights major: This trip was a lot to take in, but what really hit me was the murder of Medgar Evers at his home. The realness of his murder, and the other murders … Continue reading

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The music of the movement

An update from Tom, a Master of Liberal Studies student studying human rights: The Stax Museum in Memphis was amazing and the ideal, uplifting closing activity to leave us with some bounce in our step. If I had come in … Continue reading

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Nurture over neglect in St. Louis

SMU Alternative Breaks took students, faculty and staff to 10 cities during spring break 2015 to serve community organizations while also learning about issues such as the environment, poverty, public health and education. Learn more at smu.edu/ab Continue reading

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The Dream is real at BB Kings

An update from Garrett, a junior double majoring in business management and public policy: On our last night of the Civil Rights Pilgrimage, many of my fellow pilgrims and I ate at BB King’s Restaurant in Memphis, Tennessee. I ate … Continue reading

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In the footsteps of the Little Rock Nine

An update from Kashundra, a Master of Liberal Studies student focusing on human rights and social justice: We had the opportunity to end our Civil Rights Pilgrimage where the “Little Rock Nine” in Arkansas attended high school. What teenager wouldn’t … Continue reading

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What bridges still must be crossed?

An update from Amanda, a senior human rights and environmental engineering major: The last eight days have been an overwhelming experience that I will never forget. One of the most impactful moments for me was marching across the Edmund Pettus … Continue reading

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A whole new view of history

An update from Madeleine, a senior human rights major: We are back in Dallas! After a full week of traveling around the Deep South and learning as much as possible about the Civil Rights Movement, we are finally back home … Continue reading

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