W&大四学生吉利安·柯蒂斯站在树前微笑.

——麦哲伦计划带领政治学专业学生踏上历史之旅

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WASHINGTON, PA (October 21, 2022)—Having recently returned from a summer of historic study of slavery, W&大四学生吉利安·柯蒂斯知道如何让麦哲伦计划成功.

政治学和英语双学位, 她花了5月和6月在里士满旅行, Virginia; Charleston, South Carolina; Savannah, Georgia; and St. Augustine, 弗罗里达考察了建立在奴隶劳动基础上的历史机构如何教育公众关于奴隶制及其对当今美国的影响.

“It was always something that I wanted to do,” said Curtis of her Magellan. 鉴于美国目前的政治状况, 尤其是在种族问题上, 我觉得让自己了解澳门葡京博彩软件国家的真实历史很重要,[并]让更多的人意识到澳门葡京博彩软件如何教育人们不舒服的话题.”

参观每个城市的博物馆和历史遗迹, 包括美国内战博物馆, 老奴隶市场博物馆, 南方战争纪念教堂, Owens-Thomas房子 & Slave Quarters, 沃姆斯洛州历史遗址, 金斯利种植园国家公园, 林肯维尔博物馆 & 文化中心, 还有兰普金奴隶监狱和塔卡霍, 文堂和白玉兰种植园, 给了她一个绝佳的机会.

“Each city I went to was deeply tied to the institution of slavery and the slave trade,” Curtis said, 她注意到他们的经济是建立在奴隶劳动的基础上的,她参观的历史遗迹都有纪念. “里士满是邦联的首都. 奥古斯丁,在西班牙统治下, was the only place in the colonies where runaway slaves were offered their freedom, 作为为西班牙王室服务的回报.”

Despite harboring heavy histories, she uncovered a complicated curriculum.

“我去过的每一个地方都不一样,”柯蒂斯说. “Each site had their own method of teaching and their own lens through which to view history. 有些地方在详细描述奴隶制的暴行方面做得很好, 有些人在有限的资源下做到了最好, 有些人则转向了他们历史的其他方面.”

尽管如此,柯蒂斯还是充满希望. 由她的学院资助来发现这些差距, 她相信教育机构的力量和承诺.

“我认为(麦哲伦计划)是一个绝佳的机会,这位西格玛Tau Delta和Pi Gamma Mu荣誉协会的成员说. “我全身心地投入到我的求婚中, 调整每一分钟的细节,使它完美, and to know that the Magellan Committee believed in me to attain my goals, 意味着验证, 不仅仅是我的努力, 还有我的个人和学术目标.”

With the project behind her, she’s looking forward to the next chapter in her life.

“毕业后, 我打算搬回洛杉矶的家。, 并追求政治生涯,” Curtis said. “This opportunity made me accountable in a way that I had never been before, and I think the skills I’ve gained will be invaluable as I enter the workforce.”

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