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October 19, 2016
Students, faculty, staff and area church members reflect on their Civil Rights Tour while in downtown Atlanta, GA

Students, faculty, staff and area church members reflect on their Civil Rights Tour while in downtown Atlanta, GA

This years Civil Rights Tour included the uniting of communities, the connecting of students and the intersecting of cities. We started the tour on the campus of Cedarville University. Participating in a chapel service that ended  with prayer as the 34 attendees stood in front of the student body and waited while one by one, individuals encircled them and prayed. The Civil Rights Bus Tour (CRBT) even included a visit to the National African American  Museum in Wilberforce, OH.  At each stop we learned from the historical record and also from people that lived these actual events. “I was one of the children jailed”, ” my mother marched on bloody Sunday and she lost some teeth that  day”  or ” I remember not being able to walk in the front door of a particular store simply because of the color of my skin.” The CRBT participants shared amazement as we reviewed history that somehow seemed hidden in plain sight. The moments of history were reflected on in some of the most enjoyable down-home diners ever! We ended the CRBT in Atlanta, GA. Our last stop was a Sunday service at Atlanta Bible Baptist Church. Pastor & Mrs. John McNeal extended incredible hospitality and shared the platform with us as we updated the congregation on happenings in Ohio. As we headed north, we left with more than we anticipated. Sometimes you just don’t know what you don’t know. Thankful for opportunities to learn. May the Lord give us strength to live for the Word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.

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