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BSU heads to the Charles H. Wright Museum

The field trip was an opportunity for club members to learn about themselves and their personal histories.
Jasmine Jennings

On April 24, BSU took its annual trip to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

The trip was organized by club leaders Kevin Davis and Janelle Johnson and was funded by the club’s Soul Food fundraiser that was held back in February.

Entering The Wright’s Ford Freedom Rotunda at the museum’s center, flags representing the African Diaspora line the perimeter of the ceiling. Also in the Rotunda is The Ring of Genealogy, an art piece that represents the triumph, tragedy and complex history that Charles H.

Wright looks to preserve.

The group was led through an interactive exhibit of more than 35,000 artifacts including the “And Still We Rise” permanent exhibit. The exhibit spans 20 galleries showcasing the journey from Africa, the epicenter of human life in addition to displays of several modern and ancient civilizations. The exhibit discusses and depicts both the horrors of bondage and those who resisted and emancipated themselves.

Afterward, the club went to a restaurant for lunch, sharing and recounting their experiences from the museum. Many BSU members experienced the Wright museum for the first time, including Kai Kamara. The field trip was an opportunity for club members to learn about themselves and their own personal histories.

“We learned a lot during the visit,” Kamara said. “One exhibit that interested me was the Legacy of Judge Damon J. Keith, since it’s a really important history about us.”

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