Author Archives: Sarah Hanan

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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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Real talk

An update from Anthony, a political science major, minoring in law and legal reasoning: Whites and blacks and other minorities for the most part get along fine as long as we all acknowledge American Exceptionalism. But when the black people … Continue reading

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Our transformative journey

An update from Laura Lisa, a graduate student in the Master of Liberal Studies program studying organizational dynamics: When I left last Friday from SMU, my son, daughter and grandson where at the sendoff. How appropriate for they were the … Continue reading

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Conversations about race

An update from Sarah, a junior majoring in music, human rights and a Meadows Interdisciplinary Major in nonprofit organizational studies: Tonight, the SMU Civil Rights Pilgrimage members had the distinct pleasure of meeting with Jennifer Stollman, the Academic Director of … Continue reading

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History is all around us

An update from Devon: Today we had the opportunity to visit Medgar Evers’ home in Jackson, MS. As I walked up the drive to the front door alongside my classmates, I was overcome by what had taken place right here. … Continue reading

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‘Living beyond fear’

An update from Liz: The highlight of the day for me was meeting Jerry Mitchell. Hearing his stories about being a journalist for civil rights cases was very inspirational. He is so humble for being so accomplished. While we were … Continue reading

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Our well-oiled research ‘machine’

An update from Jiayi (Lily), a first-year student majoring in accounting and minoring in economics. She is conducting research on Justice Hugo Black’s role in the incorporation process: Sitting in my hotel room and reviewing the scanned files from the … Continue reading

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