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UMD students, faculty, staff, and community members traveled to Nashville, Birmingham, Selma, Montgomery, Jackson, Holmes County, and Memphis during 2017 spring break.

We collected some great RESOURCES

WE MADE THE NEWS — Duluth News Tribune | MPR | Budgeteer

TRIP VIDEOS

HOLMES COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI  — 4:30 min

HOLLIS WATKINS, JACKSON — 46 min

JACKSON   — 5 min

SELMA VOTING RIGHTS MUSEUM   — 4:15 min

SELMA & JACKSON   — 4:28 min

NASHVILLE — Billy Alexander Phillips   — 2:41 min

NASHVILLE   — 2:40 min

ON THE WAY: DULUTH to NASHVILLE — 2:10 min

PRE-TRIP PRACTICE — 2:06 min

Reflections about the trip
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“I seek to learn of the identities and histories of those who are different from me. One thing that has stuck with me is the saying, ‘Black history is American history.’ Despite our differences, we are one people, one global family, and I want to honor that every day.” — Sean Carpenter

“This trip has been so inspiring, educational, and emotional. Learning about African American history has made me realize that I could have been treated like them if I was born in their generation. I am grateful for all the hard work the Civil Rights activists have done while putting their lives on the line.” — Lensa Hassan

See more details: Before the Trip