Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center

Civil Rights Pilgrimage

February 28-March 5, 2017

Passing the Baton: Millennials and the New Civil Rights Movement

Explore this connection from historical and contemporary perspectives. Visit Washington, D.C., Charlotte, N.C., and Charleston, S.C.

Sit in protestSpring Break 2017


Price includes transportation, lodging, some museum admissions, and meals. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration. Registration begins November 28 and is open until fi lled.

The Pilgrimage

The Wright State University – sponsored civil rights pilgrimage builds on the success of previous pilgrimages that have allowed students to explore the history of civil rights in the Deep South as well as last year’s tour of the Carolinas. Many of last year’s participants were international students. In 2017, the pilgrimage/course will examine civil rights through visits to the new National Museum of African American History in Washington, D.C., and the historic Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum in Savannah, Ga. A tour of the Holocaust Museum in Washington will enable students to explore cross-cultural perspectives on human and civil rights. We will also travel to Shaw University in Raleigh, N.C., where the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee was created in April 1960 by young people with the staunch support of Ella “Fundi” Baker. Finally, our study will point to the similarities and stark differences between the civil rights movement and the Black Lives Matter movement as they reflect contemporary politics for millennials.


  • $250 for students enrolled in PLS 4940/6940-01: Modern Civil Rights Movement: Pilgrimage. Class is scheduled for Spring 2017.
  • $350 for students not enrolled in PLS 4940/6940-01
  • $600 for Wright State faculty and staff
  • $750 for community members

Contact Nycia Lattimore at or (937) 777-5645 for more information.

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