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About Medgar Ever’s House/Meeting Hollis Watkins

 Valentine Irungu, sophomore, biology major: Going to Medgar Evers home was surreal, especially stepping on the same places he stood and seeing where the shots ricocheted in the kitchen. Also, we learned about his personal life, his wife, and children … Continue reading

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Perspective: After the Civil War

Comments from Marianne Neba: At Jefferson Davis’s house we heard after the Civil War the slaves wanted to stay with Jefferson Davis because they loved him so much. From Dr. Tuuri we heard a perspective about why some slaves stayed … Continue reading

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Lesson from Dr. Rebecca Tuuri

Bennie Ukhueduan, junior, cell and molecular biology major; USM’s Dr. Rebecca Tuuri, and Marianne Neba, sophomore, who aspires to be a biology and women’s studies major. Comments from Bennie Ukhueduan: I like the way Professor Rebecca Tuuri talked about history, oral … Continue reading

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University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg

This courtyard was named the Armstrong-Branch Plaza after the first two African-American students to attend The University of Southern Mississippi, Gwendolyn Elaine Armstrong and Raylawni Young Branch. Both women attended their first day of classes at the university in September, … Continue reading

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Profile: Viola Liuzzo

Brilynn Janckila, junior professional writing major: Viola Liuzzo was a wife, mother of five, part time student at Wayne State University, and she was a civil rights activist. When she saw peaceful marchers in Alabama being attacked by the police … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Trip

Deisha Rodriguez, freshman business major: It was nice to hear the voices of people from the past. I liked it that their words can never be altered. It was better than reading it on paper because of their voices and … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Trip

Kodah Mohamaud, senior biochemistry major: I’ve learned an incredible amount of knowledge on this trip that I would never have been been able to learn about Civil Rights movement. I lived in Minnesota except for a short time when I … Continue reading

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