See a message from Dean of Students Carolyn Livingston about the Northfield to Selma trip.

Tuesday, March 21: Day Six

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

by Kaylee Shiao

Welcome to Day Six! Time has flown by on this trip, from the limitless snacks to the insightful conversations with people from all walks of life as we progress from state to state. This morning, we drove through the beautiful streets of Atlanta, Georgia from our safely-located hotel to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site; there, we were able to visit MLK's boyhood home, the Ebenezer Baptist Church (where King was baptized and was a pastor), the visitor center chronicling the American Civil Rights Movement, and much more. Visiting these sites (and sights) allowed me to establish a more tangible and emotional connection beyond the research and readings of the classroom, drawing attention to the power and impact that MLK and Coretta Scott King had on the growth, the people, and the spirit of the movement. 

From there, we went to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, located amidst the World of Coca-Cola, the Georgia Aquarium, Centennial Olympic Park, and many other intriguing landmarks (what a hub!). There were numerous interactive exhibits, specifically featuring sound bites and tactile experiences (mostly pushing buttons), as well as exhibits on everything from the Freedom Riders to oppressive dictators past and present. The museum was chock-full of information, so much so that our hungry minds devoured the myriad rooms and had time left over to explore the area and visit our local Starbucks. 

Later that day, we traveled a short distance to the house of Rob Smulian, an alum! An avid art connoisseur, Rob's beautiful home featured art collected from all over the world -- sculptures, paintings, and prints covered the walls and were expertly placed throughout the rooms. There, we got to eat some delicious appetizers and entrees and scrumptious sweets. Additionally, we connected with other alumni and learned about their career paths after (and during) college; discussing their experiences really encouraged me to explore my options and keep an open mind about my future! 

This experience thus far has been more than exceptional, and I am so very grateful to everyone involved. Next stop, Alabama!  

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