February 27, 2007

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LEWISBURG, Pa. — A group of 19 Bucknell University students and staff will travel to Memphis, Tenn., on an alternative spring break trip sponsored by the Office of Service-Learning. The group will leave March 10 and return March 17.

"The Unfinished Journey" will investigate the unfinished legacy of the civil rights movement. The group will meet with leaders of the movement, visit important historical sites, participate in service learning projects in the Memphis area, and earn university credit.

Tour stops are planned for Beale Street, considered "the soul of old Memphis;" Little Rock, Ark.; SlaveHaven/Burkle Estate Museum; the Civil Rights Museum; and Fisk University, which was founded as a liberal arts institution committed to educating the newly freed slaves.

Students and staff also will visit the campus of the University of Mississippi and meet with Professor Curtis Wilkie, a witness to the integration of the university.

The group will participate in a number of service projects, including volunteering at SlaveHaven and Kingdom Camp.
The trip will provide an insight to the past, giving students and staff a unique opportunity to learn about the civil rights movement.

Several members of the group will share 'blogs' of their trip; to access this site, see http://blogs.bucknell.edu/.

Posted Feb. 27, 2007


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