Inspired by Leaders

These people informed us, wowed us, and challenged us.

HOLMES COUNTY


Miss Zelpha “Zep” Montgomery-Whatley, Holmes County community leader, daughter of Civil Rights activists Bernice and Eugene Montgomery


Eddie Carthan, Holmes County Civil Rights activist


Reginald Barnes, principal, Holmes County Schools and our host.

JACKSON


Keith Lamont McMillian, COFO and the Fannie Lou Hamer Institute, Jackson


Henry Goss, Janeya Smith, and James Alexander Murray, graduate students at COFO and the Fannie Lou Hamer Institute


Frank Figgers, Jackson, Mississippi, NAACP Chapter President


Hollis Watkins, COFO and Southern Echo, Jackson


Dorothy Stewart, Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center, Jackson

MONTGOMERY


Joseph, our guide at the Civil Rights Memorial and Southern Poverty Law Institute

SELMA


Sam Walker, National Voting Rights Museum in Selma

NASHVILLE


Dr. Linda Wynn, Fisk University


Dr. Reavis L. Mitchell, Fisk University


Linda Barnickel, Nashville Public Library

THANK YOU! You taught us, you shared your stories and you inspired us.

We would never have had such a great trip without the support of our sponsors: Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation Global Awareness Fund, Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation Community Opportunity Fund, UMD Commission for Women, UMD Civil Service Diversity Funding, UMD Student Diversity Funding, UMD Student Success & Retention Small Grants, Duluth Teachers Credit Union, Jean Baribeau-Thoennes, Theresa Koenig, UMD Office of Student Life.

The trip was sponsored by the UMD Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

 

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