Emory University sends Students to Baltimore to Study Racism

, Spencer Irvine, Leave a comment

Uh, that’s an interesting choice for a student field trip from Atlanta, Georgia to Baltimore, Maryland.

Students from Emory University recently traveled to Baltimore for a four day trip centered around the arrest of Freddie Gray.

The trip was the culmination of a semester-long course, “Baltimore Up Rising,” in which students “address[ed] the black urban crisis,” which was brought to “international attention by the death of Freddie Gray.”

Eleven students traveled from Atlanta to Baltimore for the trip, which included a visit to the site of Gray’s arrest and a memorial. The students were also able to speak with a man who said he “heard Gray’s cries,” during the arrest.