• American South: Leaving this Trip Inspired

    It’s not about us anymore, it is about everyone now. Everyone needs to learn what happened during slavery, during the civil rights movement, and even now with wrongful imprisonment and continued racial discrimination. Once we have the knowledge, we can start to fix our world for a better tomorrow.


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  • American South: 48 Hours in Mississippi

    There are some people in Mississippi, however, who are rising above the average in this state. They are not only speaking out that the state should do better, but they are also attempting to implement change.


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  • American South: Visiting the Lower Ninth Ward

    There is a drastic difference between various neighborhoods in New Orleans, specifically between the Garden District and the Lower Ninth Ward. While driving through the Garden District in New Orleans, we saw beautiful homes with cast iron embellishments and tall pillars. Streets lined with exuberant pastel colored houses add to the overall charm of the neighborhood. Residents walk their dogs and go for bike rides through the bustling area.


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  • American South: Journeying Through the South

    With all of the knowledge I learned on this trip I’m going to teach my family and friends about the injustices that still go on in America to help further prevent more injustices from occurring.


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  • Shabbat Shalom from The South!

    As Mitzvah Corps of the American South, we will continue to pray with our feet by taking the time to listen to the history as we determine the best next steps for creating change in our own communities.   


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  • American South: Learning about the Past, Changing Today

    Time is one of the most valuable currencies, and seeing so many people spending their time educating others shows me that it is extremely important to continue to learn and share their stories.


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  • American South: Visiting Big House Books

    This is the perfect description for how I feel about books. I know without a doubt that it would be impossible to live without them and I believe everyone should have books, regardless of their life circumstances.


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  • Shabbat Shalom from the South!

    The Israelites had new experiences, learned about others, and created community in each location. Throughout our journey, we will work together to come to new understandings. We vow to use each experience to pray with our feet.


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  • American South: Visiting Whitney Plantation

    I finally got a true understanding of the institution of slavery. Just learning about it in the classroom is not enough.


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