Welcome to Mahoning Valley Sojourn to the Past
We are the Youngstown, Ohio area group which participates in Sojourn to the Past under the direction of Jeff Steinberg, who designed the 10 day journey for high school students. This experience takes students to the South visiting the Civil Rights sites, meeting leaders of the Movement and learning the lessons of the Movement such as justice, nonviolence,civic responsibility, hope compassion, tolerance and not being a silent witness. The goal is for students to incorporate these lessons into their daily lives and become leaders for social justice and nonviolence in their schools and community.
- Training others to do voter registration
- Voter registration
- Partnering with League of Voters and YWCA on raising awareness to issues of inequity and racism
- Creating anti-racism workshop to present to various age groups when asked
About Sojourn to the past
“There are those who say to you – we are rushing this issue of civil rights.
I say we are 172 years late.”
July 14, 1948
US House of Representatives