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    Follow Up with In The Footsteps of Dr. King 2019 participants

    “Seeing Dr.King and what he went through makes me feel a little more confident about the outcome of society. Even though we have our lows, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, and I think that’s what Dr. King stood for more than anything,” remarked Margarita Zias, a junior and computer science major. Zias, along with a group of 20 other Queens College students, recently went on a trip to Atlanta, Georgia, to learn about pivotal and key moments that impacted U.S. history. This was a CUNY program that “[sought] to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to combat bigotry and intolerance in today’s society.” The…

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    QC students share experience from MLK march

    From Jan. 15 to Jan. 19, under the supervision and guidance of educators who worked with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a group of Queens College students went on a five-day journey through the historic landscape of the civil rights movement. The students traveled from Atlanta, Georgia to Birmingham, Alabama with stops in Selma and Montgomery along the way. The event, titled “In the Footsteps of Dr. King,” offered students the opportunity to travel to major sites of the civil rights movement and was organized by Rabbi Moshe Shur, a senior associate for the Center for Jewish Studies and adjunct professor of history at Queens College . Shur was personally…

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    Videos highlight student trip to Atlanta

    Most Queens College students were not in class from Jan. 17 to 21. Moreover, some were on vacation, working or, in the case of some, in Atlanta, Georgia. A documentary, titled “In the Footsteps of Dr. King,” highlighted the five-day trip, at Campbell Dome on Feb. 24. The annual trip, now in its second year, sends students to the city to learn more about civil rights, activism and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Moshe Shur, senior associate at the Center for Jewish Studies and director of the film, is familiar with King’s work. He worked with King in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference during the 1960s. The…