On this eight-day bus journey, SMU students, faculty and staff visit the American South’s civil rights landmarks and meet people who participated in and witnessed the movement. They will be joining thousands from around the world who are marching across Edmund Pettus Bridge from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday. The trip is sponsored by the SMU Chaplain’s Office and led by Dennis Simon, Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor of political science, and Ray Jordan.
An update from a Civil Rights Pilgrim: Left and right What's wrong was might Keep marching on We're more than pawns Together by will Divided we spill The march goes on, At patient speed The march goes on, For the justice we seek United by the dignity, All deserve to preserve. United by experiences, We put a peaceful foot forward. Allied with friends, To freedom march toward. Left, right, we breathe a rhythm so true. Futures belong to those who do good. Any day we've waited was another day too long Never again can we settle, so we march with our songs. Keep marching on, Hymns singing our blues. Freedom's tapping life from under our shoes. We have drunk from [...]