Over Spring Break, 5 Edina High School students have been selected to go on a tour of important civil rights locations in the South and in Washington DC. These students went through a rigorous application process which included writing an essay and being interviewed. In the weeks leading up to the trip, they will get together with other students from around the metro with whom they will be traveling to learn the history associated with the places they will visit. This bus tour will provide these students with an up close, historical, and experiential education about many of the events which occurred during the Civil Rights Movement. Students will visit:
- Washington D.C. (including the Anacostia Community Museum, African American Civil War Museum, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, MLK Memorial, and Mt. Vernon)
- The National Voters Rights Museum
- The Edmund Pettus Bridge
- The King Center
- Spelman College
- Morehouse College
- The Slavery Museum
- Tuskegee University
- The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (Selma)
- Selma Urban League
Upon their return, the students will be required to make presentations to other students about what they learned and how it affected them.
The West Metro Education Program sponsors this trip and covers much of the cost. Edina Public Schools also contributes and students are asked to pay as they are able. Edina Give and Go has been asked to raise $200 per student to make this trip possible.
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