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March 13, 2009
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Baker students to take civil rights tour for spring break

Baldwin City, Kan. — Eight Baker University students will visit several historical sites as part of a civil rights tour during spring break.

The trip will begin on Friday, March 13, and continue through March 22. The students will visit Little Rock, Ark.; Memphis, Tenn.; Montgomery, Ala.; Selma, Ala.; Tuskegee, Ala; Birmingham, Ala.; and Atlanta.

Highlights include the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tuskegee Institute and the Rosa Parks Museum, Library and Historic Site.

Students participating in the trip are Nicole Baumgartner, Jessica Beckem, Shavon Brown, Alyse Cook, Di-Tu Dissassa, Katie Mercer, Stephen Webb and Robert Woodall. Ron Holden, director of multicultural affairs, coordinated the tour and will be joining the students.


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