Author Archives: Sarah Hanan

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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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A peek inside the U.S. Supreme Court

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: With the trip winding down and our … Continue reading

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Meeting the foot soldiers

An update from Brittany, a junior studying human rights, cultural anthropology and legal reasoning: I am so grateful for the opportunity to meet Rev. Graetz in Montgomery and then see him in action while touring the National Civil Rights Museum … Continue reading

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The research experience of a lifetime

An update from Kelsey, a junior majoring in history, political science and philosophy with a minor in law and legal reasoning. She is investigating the evolution of the levels of scrutiny used in 14th amendment non-racial discrimination cases: Today we are … Continue reading

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Momentary reflection

An update from Anthony, a political science major, minoring in law and legal reasoning: Why must black people bare the burden of trying to get white people who refuse to break the chain of ignorance to the table for a … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court: Behind the scenes

An update from Terisha, a first-year public policy and economics major. She is conducting research on how the Court handles civil liberties during war: Today was our last full day in the Library of Congress and I can’t believe that … Continue reading

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‘Restore my faith’

An update from Laquencia, a junior majoring in applied physiology and health enterprise, with a minor in sports management : When I stir the pot of African-American heritage and enlighten those of different race, I am told let it go, it … Continue reading

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A tree deeply rooted

An update from Kashundra, a graduate student in the Master of Liberal Studies program, with a focus on human rights and social justice: The leaders and unsung heroes of the Civil Rights Movement have planted the seed for equality. Consequently, … Continue reading

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