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Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center

Civil Rights Pilgrimage

The Children's Crusade and the Civil Rights Movement: Living the dream, ensuring the legacy
Spring Break: March 5–9, 2019

The Pilgrimage

The Wright State University sponsored civil rights pilgrimage is dedicated to The Children's Crusade.

Most students of history can identify Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and Malcolm X and describe their contributions to civil and human rights. But many students don't know about events like the Birmingham’s Children’s Crusade and the significance of the lives of children like Clarence Norris, Ruby Bridges, Linda Brown, Junie Collins Williams, George Stinney Jr., or Ohio’s Tamir Rice. This year's pilgrimage focuses on the drive young people added to the movement and still exercise in present manifestations of it like the #BlackLivesMatter movement and the Children’s Crusade in Florida.

This pilgrimage visits Montgomery, Alabama, Jackson, Mississippi, and New Orleans, Louisana. The Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, as well as the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, will educate you about the role of youth in civil rights struggles over the last 100 years. For the fifth consecutive year, Tracy Snipe, Ph.D. associate professor in the School of Public and International Affairs, teaches the class and leads this year's commemorative pilgrimage. Nycia Lattimore, M.Ed. is the program director and administrator. 


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

The fee is:

  • $250 for students enrolled in PLS 4940/6940–01: Modern Civil Rights Movement: Pilgrimage. The class is scheduled for Spring 2018.
  • $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 (937) 777-5645 for more information. Visit our events page for additional Black History Month events and programs.