Oprah South Africa Leadership Project

oprahsouthafrica1This project provides cross-cultural immersion and international exposure through travel and study for students from Morehouse and partner institutions in South Africa. This bi-directional, bi-cultural study tour focuses on cultural and service learning activities and is supported by an endowed gift from the Oprah Foundation.

In May 2009, six students and two faculty travelled to Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa to participate in extensive academic, cultural and civic engagement activities. oprahsouthafrica2Each phase provided initial steps that were closely interlocked with one another, building upon each component, and leading to a comprehensive, lucid experience for the students. Journaling was used as a tool to record the experiences and capture the personal impact of the program. Through reflections and personal narratives, participants created a comprehensive living document of the study tour. They returned to U.S. with a greater understanding of the social-political and economic situation of South Africa.

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"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Whatever you do, strive to do it so well that no man living and no man dead, and no man yet to be born can do it any better."

Benjamin Elijah Mays

"A Dream is the bearer of a new possibility, the enlarged horizon, the great hope."

Howard Thurman

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

Martin Luther King, Jr.

"It is not what you keep, but what you give that makes you happy."

Benjamin Elijah Mays

"Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."

Howard Thurman

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

Martin Luther King, Jr.

"As we face the unpredictable future, have faith that man and God will assist us all the way."

Benjamin Elijah Mays

"At the core of life is a hard purposefulness, a determination to live."

Howard Thurman

"Ultimately a great nation is a compassionate nation. No individual or nation can be great if it does not have a concern for the least of these."

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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