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The Civil Rights Trip
Since 2002, the eighth grade has traveled to Georgia and Alabama to conclude their study of the Civil Rights Movement. They visit historical sites, but it is the people they meet that have the biggest impact; students spend time with veterans of the 1950s and 1960s efforts, and meet community activists working for change in the present day.
The cost of the trip is subsidized by the Bready-Lapides Eighth Grade Educational Trip Fund and the Class of 2003 Museum Admissions Fund. This photo essay from 2013 looked back at the first twelve years of this trip, and the impact of these endowed funds.


A look at how the trip has become part of the Gordon experience: 

2010 Joanne Bland to come to Gordon for Commencement

2010 Virtual postcards from a second grade teacher 

2009 Video of students presenting the final projects

2009 Google map of the 2009 itinerary

2008 Catching up with Joanne Bland

2007 Voices from the Civil Rights Trip

2006 Celebrating five years of the Civil Rights Trip

2004 The eighth grade travels to Georgia and Alabama

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