More than 40 UMass Dartmouth students took part in the Million Man March in Washington, D.C. last Saturday, October 10, at the National Mall. The University’s Frederick Douglass Unity House, Black Studies Program, College of Arts and Sciences, and Student Government Association helped organize the opportunity for the students.
“It was really eye opening and the experience was extremely personal due to the fact that my own father attended the event 20 years prior,” UMass Dartmouth student Tailyn Clark ’18 said. “While we both attended the same event, due to changing mindsets and time, we experienced it in completely different ways. Reflecting on this concept gave me a whole new way of looking at things.”
This year was the 20th anniversary of the first March to address social justice in communities all across the country.
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