Quincy University's Office of Multicultural and Leadership Programs is sponsoring its second annual Civil Rights Trip this week. Fifteen QU students will be visiting the cities of Selma, Montgomery and Birmingham, Alabama. The trip will provide students an opportunity to experience how the Civil Rights Movement took root and grew in the South.
Mrs. Joanne Bland will give a guided tour of Selma and show students where the movement first began. Bland was one of the youngest participants on Bloody Sunday, the March 7, 1965 event that saw 600 civil rights demonstrators attacked by state and local police as they attempted to march to Montgomery in support of voting rights.
"Going into this second trip has now become the event I most look forward to," says Natasha Ramsey, Director of Multicultural and Leadership Programs. "The opportunity to even sit down and meet Mrs. Bland is one that cannot be taken for granted."
Other highlights of the trip will include visits to the Lowndes Interpretive Center, the Rosa Parks Museum, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. The students are also looking forward to indulging in some southern cuisine and taking in the unique culture of the South.
For more information please contact Natasha Ramsey, Director of Multicultural and Leadership Programs at 228-5432 ext. 3795