Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center

Civil Rights Pilgrimage

February 27-March 3, 2018

Civil Rights: Martyrs and Heroes

Explore the significance of 1968 from historical and contemporary perspectives. Visit New Market, TN, Nashville, TN, Memphis TN and Little Rock, AR. 

Spring Break 2018


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 Pilgrimage

The Wright State University – sponsored civil rights pilgrimage is dedicated to martyrs and heroes of the movement.

The 2018 pilgrimage commemorates the 50-year anniversary of the assassinations of two charismatic American leaders - the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy. It also celebrates renowned figures of the American civil rights movement, including Congressman John Lewis, as well as unsung heroes and "sheroes" such as Katherine Johnson and Sarah Collins Rudolph. This anniversary includes the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968. Pilgrimage sites include the National Civil Rights Museum (Lorraine Motel) in Memphis: a student workshop at the Highlander Research and Education Center in New Market, Tennessee; and visits to the Alex Haley Museum and Interpretive Center, the Museum of Appalachia, and Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. This event builds on the success of the recent trip to the National Museum of African American History in Washington, D.C., as we recognized President John F. Kennedy's centennial.

Tracy Snipe, Ph.D. associate professor in the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) at Wright State, teaches the class and leads this year's commemorative pilgrimage. Nycia Lattimore, M.Ed. is the program director and administrator. 


  • $250 for students enrolled in PLS 4940/6940-01: Modern Civil Rights Movement: Pilgrimage. 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 or (937) 777-5645 for more information.

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