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Unconventional learning makes life long impact

Unconventional learning makes life long impact

Izzy Kanne

April 24, 2019

When it comes to race, there is a difference between learning and understanding. Most people know only what they have learned in school about the history of race in the United States. A trip through the south allowed me to understand this history and the impact it still has on our society. Over sp...

WMEP provides civil rights research trip

Students raise their fists on the Edmund Petus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Park students traveled to Alabama and Tennessee for a Civil Rights Research Experience (CRRE) April 4 to 7.

Alex Balfour and Hannah Leff

April 25, 2018

Walking across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama on a trip ran through the West Metro Education Program (WMEP),  sophomore Amaya Fokuo said she felt an emotional connection to the marchers harmed in the “Bloody Sunday” events of 1965. “I feel like that was a really powerful experien...

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