• Tayler Boelk

    Tayler Boelk

    Class of 2017
    Duluth, MN

    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.

  • Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

  • Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Halle Nystrom

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

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management

  • Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

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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