The Black College Tour! - My Family Travels
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My most memorable trip was when I went on the black college tour. I toured with New Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church. Although the trip was educational I had the most amazing time. We stay in nice hotel rooms. One in a particular was the Holliday Inn in Daytona Beach, Florida. Our hotel was off the beach. It was so pretty to see the sun set on the water. It felt like paradise walking along the beach with my feet in the sand. My hair was blowing in the wind as if I were in a movie. That was the best hotel we stayed in. We toured several colleges such as: Central State University, Kentucky State University, Tennessee State University, Clark Atlanta University, Bethune-Cookman University and many more.
      The College that I liked the most was Tennessee State University. TSU was my favorite because it had so much to offer. The campus was beautiful, the tuition was reasonable and the food was great! Tennessee State stood out more than any other college because it is well-known for its nursing program, which is my intended major. TSU is a terrific college and I plan to attend next year.
      Although traveling on the tour was very long and tiring. It was still a great experience. It gave me a different aspect of life to know famous African Americans graduated from historically black colleges. Including: Oprah Winfrey, Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King Jr., Booker T. Washington, Langston Hughes and many more. Seeing different fraternities and sororities step was like looking at a different culture of dance. They were so proud to be apart of their union. Being on the tour gave me a more visual experience of touring each college instead of looking at pictures on the internet. I made  many friends and learned new things.
      All in all, the black college tour was the best trip I could ever go on. To have an opportunity to travel from state to state was truly a blessing. I was exposed to many things such as: the different foods people in the south eat, the mountains, hills, having conversations with well educated people, and most of all knowing that there is more to learn in the world. To know that historically black colleges were created for blacks during the times of segregation, I have a lot of respect for a historically black college. My advice for anyone that wants to attend a historically black college should definitely go on the tour. Make sure you take a lot of pictures and obtain as much information you can on each college. Be friendly and willing to make new friends. It is also good to participate in as much as you can. Make sure you buy souvenirs and something that will be very memorable. It will be a great experience and the memories will last a lifetime!

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