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At the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn., University of Minnesota Duluth student Deisha Rodriguez and East High School student Rowell Ramsey sit at a replica of the Woolworth’s counter that was the scene of sit-ins in Greensboro, N.C. (Submitted photo)

Civil rights pilgrimage: Progress evident, disparities remain

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I did not know what I was entering into as I walked up those stairs onto the large white charter bus. All I could think of was the 24-hour drive, the agonizing butt cramps and the lack of sleep. And as we drove south, the billboards, the people we met in truck stops and restaurants and our discussions made me realize we were leaving our comfort zone.


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