Civil Rights Pilgrimage

The Dr. Dennis Simon Civil Rights Pilgrimage teaches new generations of SMU students and community members the history of the American Civil Rights Movement while also using its history to inspire new advocates for human and civil rights. Each spring, students, faculty, and staff from Southern Methodist University undertake a week-long experiential learning tour, visiting historic places, engaging with people who lived in historic moments, and touring museums that help interpret the lessons of non-violent social activism and inspire advocacy for contemporary issues. The Pilgrimage highlights the multi-disciplinary reality of social movements and participants are encourage to identify and research their personal interest through the lessons of the Civil Rights Movement.

Guided by Pilgrimage Leader Ray Jordan, participants will gain knowledge about history and be inspired to offer themselves as world changers!


For more information, please contact the Office of the Chaplain and Religious Life.

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