I’ve said that all good things come to an end right? Well this time, it’s for real. Our time has come to put an end to our adventure. However, we can not depart without making a few more memories.
After packing our things and departing from our hotel, we venture to the Lorraine Motel, the place where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. took his last standing breath on earth. Thanks to the state of Tennessee, the motel was turned into a National Civil Rights Museum that now educates the public of Black American history, and MLK’s legacy.
The National Civil Rights Museum was yet another enriching experience for us. The exhibits either added to what we have learned previously, or added a new perspective to our knowledge! I personally enjoyed the very realistic statues, and their depiction of emotion. Shortly after the viewing, we headed over to a mural of Civil Rights Excellence, and took our last group photo of the trip.
Here lies our last supper: The Slider Inn. The food was so delicious that we couldn’t take any photos of our meal as we all ate too fast. This was also our last exploration as a squad.
That’s all folks! This entire trip felt as fast as the amount of time it took you to read this article. And just so you know, YES, we made it to the airport on time. Thank the heavens, I did not want to see bus 072 ever again.
Honorable Mentions <3
Ms. Hayes, thank you for being the absolute rock and foundation of our trip. From beginning to end, you have provided us with direction, bliss, and truth. We will never forget your beautiful laugh that is unique to you, and I will never forget you for showing me your most authentic and comfortable side. We love you Ms. Hayes!
Mr. Gipson, thank you for driving our group to stray away from surface-level thinking with your discussions, and providing endless support to our team. We will never forget your boundless humor, and I will never forget your rocking facial hair. We have enjoyed you Mr. Gipson!
Mr. Phillips and Ms. Debbie have been our unyielding guides throughout our adventure. Mr. Phillips provided us with balance and safe bus rides. “Aight”, Thank you Mr. Phillips! Ms. Debbie provided us with great leadership and historical context. Thank you Ms. Debbie!
I’m forgetting one more thing….
So Long Compton
We will miss you!