By Kim Glovas
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It’s Spring Break at Villanova University, but some students will not be vacationing. They’re heading to Selma, Alabama to mark the 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery march.READ MORE: 2022 Wawa Welcome America Festival Guide: Road Closures, Public Transportation Information
Teresa Nance, assistant vice president of Multicultural Affairs, is one of those spearheading the trip. She says college students today really have no reference point on the Civil Rights Movement, and this provides an opportunity.
“We are at this incredible juncture of time, of looking back and looking forward and realizing that we have to use the lessons from the past in order to really understand and move forward for today.”READ MORE: Daily Harvest Hit With Lawsuits From People Who Say They Had Their Gallbladders Removed After Consuming Meal Kits
Junior Baratha Tan, a mechanical engineering major, is ready to learn.
“I don’t really know much about the civil rights movement with the exception of the little bits here and there from history back in middle school and high school.”MORE NEWS: Darby Man Charged With First Degree Murder In Connection To Springfield Road Rage Shooting
On the trip, students will be talking to senior citizens who lived through the upheaval in Selma in 1965.