Sojourn Project connects students to civil rights

Staff report


Dozens of area high school students, many of whom participated in the March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C., will travel to the South to experience the Civil Rights Movement where it happened.

The Sojourn Project is a program that connects today’s students to the Civil Rights Movement through a weeklong journey, where they stop at key points to interact with leaders and landmarks.

The trip kicked off in Jackson, Miss., on Saturday, and will conclude in Memphis, Tenn. on April 6. Along their journey, students will meet with civil-rights leaders to learn about their experiences as young activists and how young people today can bring that energy to the present.

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