December 4, 2022

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Gophers Travel to Selma for B1G Life Experience

Athletics | 7/20/2022 11:48:00 AM

The University of Minnesota had 6 persons journey to Selma, Alabama to participate in the Massive Lifetime Series: Selma to Montgomery, July 15-17, 2022. The excursion is a journey to Selma and Montgomery, Alabama, for an immersive and academic encounter at a crucial middle of the civil legal rights motion. Attending the celebration from Minnesota was Senior Affiliate Athletics Director Peyton Owens III, track’s Julia Hayes, football’s Mohamed Ibrahim, volleyball’s Taylor Landfair, women’s basketball’s Rose Micheaux and rowing’s Natalie Doebler. 

All 14 Huge Ten establishments collected on July 15 in Montgomery. Right after verify in, attendees listened to keynote speaker Sheyann Webb-Christburg. Known as Martin Luther King Jr.’s youngest liberty fighter, she spoke to the team: “Athletes, the battle is not above. Racism however rears its unattractive head & makes an attempt to rid people of regard they are entitled to as human beings. Each of us provide to this globe unique abilities and capabilities. There is certainly someone somewhere that added benefits from your contribution to this earth.” The attendees also viewed of an episode of the documentary series “Eyes on the Prize.”

The trip proceeds Saturday in Selma at the Initially Baptist Church, in which hundreds of college students coordinated by the Dallas County Voters League started their days’ extensive journey from Selma to Montgomery in 1965. To start with Baptist was a focal level of the assembly and non-violent instructing classes sponsored by the College student Nonviolent Coordinatin the church to program rallies and demonstrations of early 1965 which culminated in the Selma-to-Montgomery march. Lynda Blackmon Lowry, author and civil legal rights activist spoke to the team. She was the youngest particular person at the march at 15 a long time previous in 1965. 

All attendees then walked from Initially Baptist Church in Selma throughout the Edmund Pettus Bridge, the website of Bloody Sunday and Turnaround Tuesday. 

In Montgomery, the group visited the Interpretive Heart at Alabama Point out College, a traditionally black college (HBCU), and figured out more about the profound affect that students had on the civil legal rights motion. The team also visited the Civil Legal rights Memorial Center, the Alabama Office of Archives and History, and the award-successful Equivalent Justice Initiative (EJI) Legacy Museum, which offers a extensive overview of America’s record of racial injustice – from enslavement to mass incarceration.
On Saturday night, excursion attendees listened to from EJI Legacy Museum founder and social justice law firm Bryan Stevenson before forming small teams to examine their encounters. The smaller team debrief sessions will be led by campus Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion directors.