Harding students travel to Atlanta to tour Black history and colleges

The students and chaperones who attended the "Logos Freedom Ride Trip" received a special send-off at Harding High School before they left for Atlanta.

Fifteen Marion City Schools high school students traveled to Atlanta earlier this month to explore the rich cultural history of the Civil Rights Movement and visit two Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

The four-day trip, which lasted from Oct. 10 through Oct. 14, was funded through a Racial Equity and Justice Grant through the Marion Community Foundation awarded to Logos Christian Ministries after Logos Ministries Pastor Jackie Peterson and Marion City Schools Board Member Tara Dyer applied for the funding.

Through $15,500 in grant funding, the “Logos Freedom Ride Trip” had the cost of housing, food and flights taken care of for the students – many of whom were first-time flyers.

Marion City Schools Diversity and Equity Supervisor Johnnie Jackson helped lead and supervise the students on the trip. He said he took a similar trip when he was a student at Harding High School.

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