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Civil Rights trip awakens history for students

HARRISONBURG, VA. – Dee Gully and Destinee Karim, both 17, said they had little interest in history or the civil rights movement before being chosen for an unprecedented tour of 1960s-era  sites in the South, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders changed the course of history. “Knowing what I do now makes me appreciate what children my age went through ...More

Coming to the Table

Youth to Retrace Civil Rights Steps

Twenty high school students from Mississippi will travel in July to commemorate the journeys of many African-American and European-American pioneers of the American civil rights movement. The event, called Writing a New History Civil Rights Youth Pilgrimage, is being planned by “Coming to the Table,” a program of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP) at Eastern Mennonite Uni ...More