Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center

Civil Rights Pilgrimage

March 1-6, 2016


Price includes transportation, lodging, some museum admissions, and meals. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration. Registration begins November 9 and is open until filled.


PLS 4940/6940-01 Available as a three-credit course, this innovative class examines unique features of the civil rights movement in the Carolinas. The course emphasizes sit-in demonstrations in Greensboro, Charleston’s unique history, the surrounding Sea Islands as well as their distinct Gullah heritage, and post-civil rights struggles. This class will be taught by Dr. Tracy Snipe and will meet on Mondays from 4:40 to 7:20 p.m.


  • $250 for students enrolled in PLS 4940/6940-01: Modern Civil Rights Movement: Pilgrimage. Class is scheduled for Spring 2016.
  • $350 for students not enrolled in PLS 4940/6940-01
  • $600 for Wright State faculty and staff
  • $750 for community members


Subject to change

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

  • 5:30 am Bus Loading time
  • 6:00 am Depart from Student Union at and arrive in Greensboro, N.C. by 3pm
  • 12:00 pm Stop for lunch (fast food) at noon continue on to Greensboro, NC
  • 3pm Tour of International Civil Rights Museum in 134 Elm Street, Greensboro, N.C.
  • 6pm Check into Homewood Suites Hotel, 201 Centreport Dr, Greensboro, NC 27409-9783
  • Dinner at your own expense

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

  • 7-8am Breakfast Homewood Suites in Greensboro, NC
  • 8am Depart for Columbia, SC
  • 11:30 am Tour of the State Capital in Columbia, S. C. at 11am, Outside facilities/Main street markers
  • 1:00 pm Lunch
  • 2:00pm Tour of the Relic Museum (where the Confederate battleship flag is held among other artifacts)
  • 3:30 pm Depart for Orangeburg, SC
  • 4:30 pm Arrive at site/location of the Orangeburg Massacre (see lecture by participants)
  • 5:30 pm Depart Orangeburg by for Charleston, SC
  • 7:00 pm Arrive Charleston, SC

Thursday, March 3, 2016

  • 7-8am Breakfast Marriott
  • MUSC/Emphasizing Hospital Workers strike for Civil Rights & Equal Pay
  • Isle of Palms/Sullivan’s Island
  • 12:00 pm Pilgrimage Sponsored Lunch
  • Tour Mother Emanuel
  • Tour Avery Research Center (Lecture by Dr. Bernard Powers)
  • Ice Breaker/social with select C of C students

Friday, March 4, 2016

  • 7-8am Breakfast Marriot
  • 8:00 am Tour of N. Charleston (site of police-related shooting and or civic center lecture by Mr. DuBois)
  • 9-11 am Tour of the Historic Penn Center on St. Helena Island, SC (see its centrality to planning stages of CRM in S.C.)
  • 12:00 pm Pilgrimage Sponsored Lunch
  • Gullah Tours of Downtown Historic Charleston
  • Dinner on your own

Saturday, March 5, 2016

  • 7-8am Breakfast Marriott
  • 9:00 am Depart for Patriots Point
  • 10:00 am Leaving at Patriots Point Tour of Fort Sumter and the Historic Battery
  • 1:00 pm Bus Pickup

Sunday, March 6, 2016

  • 7-8am Breakfast Marriott
  • 9:30 am Worship services at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church; (Optional)
  • 12:30 depart to Dayton, OH SC to by 12:30 pm, following lunch;
  • 4:30 pm Lunch in Asheville, NC


Nycia Bolds at or (937) 775-5645 for more information.


This trip is sponsored by the Division of Multicultural Affairs and Community Engagement with support from:

  • Office of the President,
  • Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center
  • University Center for International Education
  • College of Liberal Arts, Department of Theatre, Dance, and Motion Pictures
  • Political Science Department
  • College of Education and Human Services
  • African American Studies
  • University Honors Program
  • Student Affairs