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Success Begins with Courage

Kaohlee Vue, UMD staff member: I had the pleasure of learning and living history alongside passionate and intelligent students, staff, and community members this week. Prior to this experience I have never learned so much about nor have I ever … Continue reading

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Civil Rights History Tour: The Worst and the Best

Reflections by Chris Davila, UMD staff member. The Worst: Reflections on the Davis Plantation One of the first stops on our Civil Rights trip was the Jefferson Davis Plantation museum. Davis was the elected president of the confederacy and had a … Continue reading

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Flickr Page and Media Attention – COFO too

Follow our Flickr page at http://www.flickr.com/photos/121114016@N08 or go to the “follow” part and type in our email mississippicivilrights@yahoo.com We were on TV in Hattiesburg and Jackson: http://mms.tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=4585&DateTime=3%2F18%2F2014+10%3A09%3A05+PM&Term=University+of+Minnesota+Duluth&PlayClip=TRUE http://mms.tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=3390&DateTime=3%2F19%2F2014+6%3A13%3A36+PM&Term=University+of+Minnesota+Duluth&PlayClip=TRUE COFO put our photos on their FB page https://www.facebook.com/COFO.Center

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It Isn’t Enough to Talk of Peace

Cheryl Reitan, UMD staff member: The Dred Scott memorial was the last stop at the end of a journey that changed everyone of us. Last night Tyler led us in a reflection. It was a debriefing kind of thing and … Continue reading

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Inspired to Move Forward

Chad Jackson, community member: A Time to Look Back, Learn, Be Thankful & Be Inspired to Move Forward with a Renewed Since of Purpose! When my Mom asked me to join her & the UMD students on their Civil Rights … Continue reading

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The Formation of Freedom Summer

Cal Harris, Duluth community member: I had the honor to play the role of Bob Moses. As a leader, Bob Moses became one of the most influential black leaders of the southern civil rights struggle. Moses developed the idea for the … Continue reading

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Living History and the Work at Home

  Mary Cameron, UMD staff member: To the UMD students on the trip. We are so proud of you! You took on the role of a Civil Rights leader and did an excellent job portraying that person seriously at each … Continue reading

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