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Photos: Cultural excursion trip to Northern Virginia

February 23, 2017

Jaquan Scott, of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, waits to enter the Emmett Till exhibit, standing in front a quote from Till's mother Mamie Till-Mobley.
Jaquan Scott, of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, stands in front a quote by Emmett Till's mother while he waits to enter the Emmett Till exhibit.

A group of Virginia Tech students, faculty, staff, and alumni recently took a cultural excursion trip to the National Capital Region.

The group visited the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. and the Northern Virginia Urban League Young Center and Freedom House Museum in Alexandria, Virginia.

Also on the excursion were staff from the Intercultural Engagement Center, Division of Student Affairs, Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech Alumni Association, Black Organizations Council, Black Cultural Student Workers, Black Caucus, National Urban League, and Office for Inclusion and Diversity.

Here's a look at their trip.

Students and faculty from Virginia Tech arrive at the the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. They stand in the lobby.
Students and faculty from Virginia Tech arrive in the atrium of the the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.
Student from Virginia Tech looking at a large black and white exhibit inside the muesuem. Some also take pictures with cell phones.
Students take photos as they enter the museum's history exhibit.
Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and students study a display in the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and students study a display in the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
An exhibit inside the museum shows Virginia Tech Professor Nikki Giovanni.
An exhibit inside the museum shows Virginia Tech University Distinguished Professor Nikki Giovanni.
A group stands outside the museum and discusses what they saw.
Students and staff discuss the museum after their tour.
Traci DeShazor, director, Diversity and Inclusion, National Capital Region, Virginia Tech Alumni Association, speaks to students outside  the Northern Virginia Urban League Young Center and Freedom House Museum in Alexandria.
Alumna Traci DeShazor, director for diversity and inclusion, National Capital Region, Virginia Tech Alumni Association, speaks to students outside the Northern Virginia Urban League Young Center and Freedom House Museum in Alexandria.
Senior Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations Matt Winston and Virginia Tech alum Justin Graves pose for a selfie.
Senior Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations Matt Winston and Virginia Tech alum Justin Graves pose for a selfie.
Menah Pratt-Clarke, vice president for strategic affairs and vice provost for inclusion and diversity, views a Freedom House Museum exhibit in a space that was once a holding pen for the Franklin and Armfield Slave Office.
Menah Pratt-Clarke, vice president for strategic affairs and vice provost for inclusion and diversity, views a Freedom House Museum exhibit in a space that was once a holding pen for the Franklin and Armfield Slave Office.
Basil Gooden, a Virginia Tech alum and Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry, at the Northern Virginia Urban League Young Center and Freedom House Museum.
Basil Gooden, a Virginia Tech alum and Virginia secretary of agriculture and forestry, during an alumni panel discussion at the Northern Virginia Urban League Young Center and Freedom House Museum.
Mallory Foutch of the Virginia Tech Women's Center and Nikeshia Arthur of the Office of Equity and Access talk about the day on the sidewalk outside the Freedom House Museum.
Mallory Foutch of the Virginia Tech Women's Center and Nikeshia Arthur of the Office of Equity and Access talk about the day on the sidewalk outside the Freedom House Museum.