SHSU LAW, ENGAGEMENT AND POLITICS GROUP EMBARKS ON CIVIL RIGHTS THEMED TRIP

SHSU Political Science Professor Mike Yawn has informed us that the LEAP Center—LEAP stands for Law, Engagement And Politics–is doing a nine-day trip of civil rights and other educational sites across five states.  The Civil Rights component of this is primarily a recognition of the inauguration of Kamala Harris being the first female and first person of color as VP.  They left yesterday (Tuesday), with this itinerary:

  • Jan 12: Marshall and Caddo Lake (boat tour of Caddo Lake)
  • Jan 13: Vicksburg and Jackson, MS (Civil War Battlefield, Jackson Museum of Civil Rights, Medgar Evers home; State Capitol)
  • Jan 14: New Orleans (Homer Plessy grave, New Orleans Museum of Art, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, WWII Museum, Louis Armstrong Park)
  • Jan 15: Biloxi, MS and Mobile, AL (Ohr-Okeefe Museum, Walter Anderson Museum)
  • Jan 16: Montgomery, AL (MLK Church, State Capitol, MLK Home, Rosa Parks bus stop)
  • Jan 17: Birmingham, AL (Jail site where MLK wrote his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail. The Vulcan, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham Museum of Arts)
  • Jan 18 (MLK Day): Memphis, TN (Lorraine Motel, where MLK was assassinated)
  • Jan 19: Little Rock (Little Rock Central High, MacArthur Museum, State Capitol)
  • Jan 20: Trip Home (Watch Inauguration, and either Melrose Plantation or Hot Springs Natl Park)
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