Today was a packed day and it was amazing. We started the morning with Dr. Bernard LaFayette. He told us about his life working toward conflict reconciliation through nonviolence. He told us about his time as a Freedom Rider as well as when he worked to negotiate between the US government and the Native Americans at the Wounded Knee reservation. He talked about the commitment that nonviolence takes and also the power it holds to create change. Dr. LaFayette is an inspiration to me in countless ways.
Next, we went to the Tuskegee University dining hall for lunch. Our students were able to mingle with the Tuskegee students.
After that, we visited the Tuskegee Airmen museum. This was a new stop for us this year and we all wish we had more time there. These men defied the odds and we're able to break barriers.
Then, we headed to the Tuskegee Multicultural where we learned about how so many important people have come from Tuskegee.
Finally we went back to campus, toured the George Washington Carver museum and then toured with campus officials. Hearing about the University and the greatness that has started there is motivational!