Three UTA Students Join Civil Rights Event

Three UT Arlington students — including two from the College of Liberal Arts — will participate next week in the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Sophomore Christian Vasquez (Art & Art History), junior Nadajalah Bennett (Communciation) and senior Iriel Hampton (Biology) were chosen by the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education to participate in the event.

The students will join a group of student civil rights activists and leaders, as well as some of the original Freedom Riders, on a bus trip from Washington, D.C., to Richmond, Va. They will participate in special events organized for the celebration July 2. During the bus ride, they will be making brief stops at the U.S. Supreme Court and Lincoln Memorial.

READ MORE in The Shorthorn.

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