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Utah State University Assistant Professor of Global Communication Jason Gilmore with a group of college students traveled by bus to Selma, Alabama for the anniversary of Bloody Sunday . Along the way, the group of 52 stopped at sites important to the Civil Rights Movement. Gilmore sent UPR reports from the road.

52 Strong: USU Civil Rights Pilgrimage Utah Public Radio

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Utah State University Assistant Professor of Global Communication Jason Gilmore with a group of college students traveled by bus to Selma, Alabama for the anniversary of Bloody Sunday . Along the way, the group of 52 stopped at sites important to the Civil Rights Movement. Gilmore sent UPR reports from the road.

    52 Strong: Civil Rights Means Rights For All

    52 Strong: Civil Rights Means Rights For All

    Our last installment of the 52 Strong USU Civil Rights pilgrimage series takes us on the road with iconic civil rights activist Bob Zellner. USU professor Jason Gilmore tells us more about the white man who stood up for the rights of blacks, understanding that it was truly for the rights of all. Although the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s was dedicated to improving the plight of African-Americans in this country, there were many white leaders in the movement who dedicated themselves

    • 4 min
    52 Strong: Bloody Sunday In Selma

    52 Strong: Bloody Sunday In Selma

    Our next installment of the 52 Strong: USU Civil Rights Pilgrimage series takes us to Selma, Ala. for the fiftieth anniversary of bloody Sunday. USU Professor Jason Gilmore brings us the history of the now infamous march, with research help by Austin White of Bellevue College.

    • 4 min
    52 Strong: Remembering The Freedom Riders Of Montgomery, Ala.

    52 Strong: Remembering The Freedom Riders Of Montgomery, Ala.

    The first installment of “52 Strong” comes to us from a Greyhound bus station in Montgomery, Ala. The series follows USU Professor Jason Gilmore and two of his students as they travel through the South as part of a civil rights pilgrimage. Montgomery, Ala. is contested space. On the one hand, it was considered the cradle of the Confederacy. On the other, the birthplace of the modern civil rights movement. It is the stories of courage and determination of the civil rights movement that drew us

    • 4 min
    52 Strong: USU Civil Rights Pilgrimage Preview

    52 Strong: USU Civil Rights Pilgrimage Preview

    The fiftieth anniversary of the 1965 civil rights march from Selma is coming up next week. Hoping to gain attention for voting rights, peaceful protesters, in the face of violence, walked 54 miles between Selma and Montgomery, Alabama. Utah State University Assistant Professor of Global Communication Jason Gilmore and two of his students, Spanish major Adrian Bustamante and global communication major Miranda Vance, will be traveling by bus to Selma for the anniversary. Along for the trip are 49

    • 4 min

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