Atlanta: Day Two
Sanaa Hill '23
It is day two in Atlanta and we spent the day sight-seeing and soaking up the sunny Georgia weather!
We started the day with a late breakfast accompanied with great conversation as we laughed together and got to know each other better.
After breakfast, around 12:45pm, we took the shuttle to visit the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. I had been looking forward to touring the center and was excited for the opportunity to go with my fellow Ramblers.
Once we got there, we were able to split off and experience the museum for ourselves. As I read the stories, struggles, and determination of the many civil rights activists, I was reminded yet again of the immense courage and strength it takes to stand up for what you truly believe in. I was able to learn even more about my own history and listen to the profound words and speeches of Black activists who reshaped the nation and paved the way for African Americans like myself to experience a better future. The museum also had interactive elements like the “lunch counter sit-in” simulation that allowed visitors to feel more immersed in the experience as well as focusing on Human Rights movements and initiatives all across the globe.
After touring the museum, we decided to take a group trip to Ponce Market and explore more of Atlanta. We ate at Hop’s Chicken where I had one of the best chicken sandwiches I have ever eaten! We ended our food run with popsicles from King of Pops and took them with us on a walk along the sunny strip behind the market. I got to see beautiful local art pieces and enjoy the general splendor of music playing, people roller skating, and families laughing and gathering all around us.
The rooftop of the hotel is where we rounded out our night as we got to eat dinner and chat about the most exciting things we experienced in the last two days. After today, I am more than ready to take on what the rest of the trip has to offer and look forward to visiting our first company, Fastenal, tomorrow!