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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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    Queens College Students Reflect on “In the Footsteps of Dr. King”

    On February 26, in celebration of Black History Month, Queens College presented “Reflections – In the Footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” a platform for students who took part in this year’s “In the Footsteps of Dr. King” trip to discuss their experiences. The annual five-day trip to Georgia and Alabama, which takes place in January, introduces students to various historical sights and civil rights leaders from the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Now in its fourteenth year, the program has had over 50 undergraduate students take part in the trip. As has been done in previous years, the students who participated in the 2018 trip shared what…