MSSC and GW Hillel Visit Historic Sites of Modern Civil Rights Movement

image Rabbi Yoni Kaiser-Blueth leads GW students across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, where in 1965 peaceful demonstrators were met by a violent reaction from state troopers. The incident became known as Bloody Sunday. (Photos by Michael Tapscott)

George Washington University's Multicultural Student Services Center and GW Hillel along with 20 GW students visited Selma and Montgomery, Ala., as well as Atlanta in mid-January. Another trip is already in the planning stages for next year. "The trip was an opportunity for students to connect to the civil rights movements, each other and learn about what happened," said Rabbi Yoni Kaiser-Bleuth, executive director of GW Hillel. "Hopefully they will bring some of those lessons back to campus." 



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