Traveling Bearkats: Students visit historic sites leading up to Inauguration Day

Sam Houston State University students are touring key sites in American democracy
Published: Jan. 12, 2021 at 8:42 PM CST
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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (KBTX) - Every four years, a group of Sam Houston State University students goes to Washington D.C. for Inauguration Day.

This year, with the pandemic, the group is avoiding large crowds and won’t be there when President-elect Joe Biden takes office later this month.

Instead, they’re taking a trip across the southeast to tour key sites in American democracy and specifically, the Civil Rights movement.

On First News at Four, we are following along on the virtual tour!

Mike Yawn, Director for the Sam Houston State Center for Law, Engagement, and Politics is leading the trip.

On Tuesday morning, they stopped in Jefferson, TX and are heading to Uncertain, TX this evening. That’s where the group will take a boat tour of Caddo Lake.

“It’s one of the more mysterious places of Texas and it’s got its own form of beauty,” Yawn said.

Yawn has done this every four years since 2005. He says this is part of participating in American democracy.

“It will be nine days and there are five students from four different majors at Sam Houston State University, all from Texas, different parts of Texas.”

Tune into First News at Four for the rest of the week to see where the group is headed to next!

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