An image of people’s hands raised.

Queens College Presents “In The Footsteps of Dr. King”.

Sponsored by the
The Office of the President, the Office of the Provost,
Experiential Education, the Queens College Student Association,
New York City Council Member James Gennaro, and
the Taub Family Foundation.

ABOUT: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF DR. KING offers a unique opportunity for students to travel to major sites of the civil rights movement. Students will learn under the direction of educators who worked with the great civil rights through the historic landscape of the movement. The program—scheduled during the week of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day— features highlights of Dr. King’s quest for racial equality and justice.

This program seeks to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to combat bigotry and intolerance in today’s society. As many people know, Queens College students were active in the civil rights movement, and they were not alone: All over the country, young people mobilized to end segregation and combat racial injustice. Students played a key role in the 1950s and 1960s as they joined marches, sit-ins, boycotts, voter registration drives, and other forms of nonviolent protest and organizing.

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF DR. KING allows students to connect with that struggle in meaningful ways. They will meet civil rights leaders and explore modern-day impacts of the civil rights movement.

As a condition of joining In the Footsteps students will be expected to record their experiences through video, photography, and writing, and, upon their return to campus, to share what they have learned with a broader audience.

Our next trip is planned to take place during MLK Week, dates to be determined.

A group photo of the “Footsteps of Dr. King” trip. The people are posing in two rows. The first row is kneeling. Some people in the second row are crouched over while some are standing. In the background a quote is written on the wall. It reads “…Until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream” – Martin Luther King Jr.
A collage of three images side by side. They are taken at different locations. One person in each of the group photos stands towards the middle and holds up a square banner with the Queens College logo.

Office Information

For More Information About The Trip Contact:
Rabbi Moshe Shur at:

Civil Rights Activists Moshe Shur and Peter Geffen (center and right) with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, in Atlanta, Georgia.