A Trip Through Time

Maya Cauthen, Staff Writer

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On Monday, Dr. Headley and Mr. Hoff’s group took a trip back in time to the 1960s where 4 college students stood up against injustice by going to eat at a lunch counter in Greensboro. It was mind blowing for the students to be able to step back in time to view life in the 60s. The museum also showcased the perils of African Americans living in the US during the 20th century. It brought tears to everyone’s eyes to see how injustice affected people. The Civil Rights Museum was easily the most jarring part of the J Term.

On the following Tuesday and Thursday. The class stayed indoors to watch movies involving the way of life and sacrifices made during both World Wars. The most enjoyable movie out of the whole week was easily Stephen Spielberg’s War Horse. The film War Horse follows the life of a young mare who is very feisty and quite timid who grows up and finds the courage to be used as a running horse by many in Europe during World War I. On Wednesday, the group took a secluded hike up Kings Mountain where the famous Revolutionary War battle took place. As they took their stroll through the woods, they passed by monuments and memorials for each of the men that fought in the battle.

As the week drew to a close, the students took a trip to Huntersville to visit a rural farm and the esteemed Latta Plantation. Both places exhibited the farm-heavy lifestyle of the early-mid 19th century, complete with items from the time period and the original plantation house of the Lattas. Overall, the History J Term with Dr. Headley and Mr. Hoff was both informative and one of the most enjoyable experiences of the week.

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