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Monarch Academy Students Walk a Path of Civil Rights History

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    Alexis Margolin



Earlier this month, eighth graders from Glen Burnie, MD's Monarch Academy kicked off an expedition on segregation and the civil rights movement by spending a day tracing a path through history, and right in their own backyard.

Students visited sites around Baltimore that played a major role in the city's civil rights movement, walking the same streets as civil rights legends like Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and Baltimore NAACP organizer Lillie Mae Carroll Jackson.

"It was really interesting knowing that we walked in places where these famous people walked — people who, if they didn't exist, our world probably wouldn't exist," said 13-year-old Cruz Flores.

"When they come to these places and they actually experience it? It's a different kind of learning," said humanities instructor Kate Wright.

Read the full Baltimore Sun article here.