Each May from 2009 - 2013, I coordinated trips to New York City with groups of SIUE students. I took a break in 2014, then took a group in 2015. Back in April 2015, I enlisted the services of my trusted colleagues Tisha Brooks, Elizabeth Cali, and Tori Walters, and we began brainstorming for what would become our May 2016 trip to the city.
We made our journey with 14 undergraduates and 3 graduate students. The trip gave our group opportunities to move beyond the Midwest. As we noted in one of our proposals
The project will have the broad impact of providing a group of underrepresented students with unique opportunities to participate in extracurricular education activities in one of the most culturally diverse and intellectually inventive cities in the world. This project complements our longstanding commitment to providing SIUE students with subject matter pertaining to African American literary and cultural studies. In addition, the project extends our use of innovative instruction methods to provide students with enriching learning opportunities beyond the conventional classroom context.During our trip, we visited Harlem, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Srand Bookstore, the African Burial Ground, the Museum of New York City, Chinatown, and various other locations.
• Ben McFall at the Strand
• 18 Miles of Knowledge by Brittany Tuggle and Tiffany Tuggle
• Visiting McNally Jackson bookstore
• Small gifts from NYC
• A few images from NYC, 2016
• New York City Journeys