Black Meetings and Tourism

September/October 2014

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B M & T ••• September/October 2014 ••• 16 human spirit when committed to doing what is right. To captivate the attention of the youth who participated in this trip, Marlon included an educational com- ponent. The students had the opportunity to visit several institutions of higher learning. Some included: NC A&T, Morehouse College, Clark Atlanta University, Meharry Medical College, Fisk University, and Tennessee State University. After their visits, they all would board the bus with excitement, boasting ab out what institu- tion they liked the best and would hopefully attend in the future. Because of this exposure, Marlon had plant- ed a seed in the minds of these young people to think about their future. What a brilliant idea! The Travel and Learn Tours' family and friends, stress-free trip not only allowed me the opportunity to dis- cover more about the civil rights movement but opportunities to enjoy what southern culture has to offer including hospitality, music and cuisine. Overall, the "2014 Civil Rights Experience" was an amazing, educational, well organized, stress- free experience that provided me with even more insight regarding those heroic civil rights icons who sacrificed their lives for me as well as future generations. I am excited to encourage more people to experience the tours and trips planned by Travel and Learn Tours because amazing transformation is taking place. "As a committed educator with 40+ years as a mathematics teacher, I believe learning can be fun. Our com- pany mission is to create amazing expe- riences for individuals and families so they continue growing while having a great time." Shirley A. Smith Travel and Learn Tours Meet Knowledgeable tour guild Marlon Smith on the mike. front, Lt to Rt Judy Miller, Shirley Smith, Valerie Veney (rear, Lt to Rt) David Poindexter, Betty Mattocks

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