• Tayler Boelk

    Tayler Boelk

    Class of 2017
    Duluth, MN
    English

    Tayler's Bio:
    My name is Tayler and I was an English major/biology minor at the College of St. Scholastica! I have lived in Duluth all of my life so I know all the best local restaurants and hiking trails. On campus, I was involved with The Cable, Bella Voce, the Northstar Reports, the McNair Scholars Program, Student Support Services, and the English & Arts Club. Off campus, I volunteered with Mentor Duluth and enjoy throwing theme parties with friends and family.

  • Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Semaj Moore

    Class of 2017
    Minneapolis, MN
    English, Medieval & Renaissance

    Cheyenne Lemm

    Senior
    Cromwell, MN
    History and Social Science Secondary Education

    Courtney Stempinski

    Class of 2017, Graduate Student
    Cambridge, MN
    Master of Education

  • Tayler Boelk

    Class of 2017
    Duluth, MN
    English

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

  • Victoria Tabolich

    Sophomore
    Cambridge, MN
    Exercise Physiology

    Jin Baek

    Senior
    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Emily Nelson

    Class of 2017
    Rochester, MN
    Communications

    Jason Chavez

    Senior
    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Marisa Hutterer

    Class of 2017
    Prior Lake, MN
    Social Work

    Morgan Richie

    Class of 2017
    Hudson, WI
    Biology and Spanish

  • Patrick Linn

    Class of 2017
    Roseville, MN
    Communication Major, Film Concentration

    Alexa Lee

    Class of 2017
    Esko, MN
    English

    Malvern Madondo

    Junior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

Civil Rights Museum, Memphis TN

For our final day in Memphis, our McNair group visited the Civil Rights Museum. It was filled with many well-known faces and movements such as Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Malcom X, and many less familiar faces such as those killed in protest and personal stories from Jim Crow survivors. This entire experience was so powerful. It was shocking to see how deeply rooted the hate for African Americans was during these times of change in the United States. I read messages of “One down, eight to go!” When one of the first nine African American students to attend a desegregated school was expelled and witnessed video recordings of murderous riots. But amidst these images and histories of hate and sorrow were countless images, speeches, and messages of hope and perseverance. I can’t even begin to describe the emotions as I listened to a seven year old girl at the museum read one of the letters written by a 1960’s protestor to his parents from prison or as I read the names of the six children who were murdered in the 1963 baptist church bombing. I am reflecting now on the message given to us at the conference earlier today. So much has changed and changed for the better but we are not equal yet and there is so much more work to be done. I hope that experiences at conferences and museums can be as powerful as mine was and that they will continue to create advocates for change. 

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