Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center

Civil Rights Pilgrimage

March 5 - 9, 2019

The Children's Crusade and the Civil Rights Movement

Living the dream, ensuring the legacy

The unique dimensions children and youth addd to the civil rights movement and still exercise in modern-day manifestations of it. Visit Montgomery, AL, Jackson, MS, and New Orleans, LA. 

Spring Break 2019


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

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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, describing their unique contribution to civil and human rights. But can millennials discuss events such as the Birmingham’s Children’s Crusade 
and note the signifi cance of the lives of children like Clarence Norris, Ruby Bridges, Linda Brown, Junie Collins Williams, George Stinney Jr., or Ohio’s Tamir Rice? Both the Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, as well as the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum dramatize the role of youth in civil rights struggles. Led by Dr. Tracy Snipe (faculty instructor) and Nycia Lattimore for the fi fth consecutive year, the 2019 pilgrimage focuses on the drive young people added to the movement and still exercise in present manifestations of it such as 
#BlackLivesMatter and the Children’s Crusade in Florida.

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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