UE Offering Eight Day Civil Rights Bus Tour to Area High School Students

The University of Evansville plans to lead an eight-day civil rights bus tour for local high school students in July.

Posted: May 12, 2021 3:22 PM

Plans are in the making for an eight-day bus tour led by the University of Evansville.

UE officials said Wednesday that the University plans to lead an eight-day civil rights bus tour in July 2021 that will explore historical sites and events in the cities of the South.

Registration for the bus tour is open now through June 30 to local high school juniors and seniors with scholarships available for students in need.

The bus tour will make stops in Indiana, Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky, officially kicking off on July 24, with the closing activities back in Evansville on July 31.

Sites will include the Rosa Parks Museum, Edmund Pettus Bridge, National Civil Rights Institute, Beale Street, and the Breonna Taylor Memorial. Before departing UE for the trip, students will also visit the Evansville African-American Museum.

Through Journey to Justice, students can earn three college credits. The interactive experience will be part of Social Justice Movements, an ethics course that can fulfill a general education requirement or be applied towards the ethics and social change major.

According to the University's event flyer, the base trip cost is $800. The tuition cost will be $350 for students as part of the Bridge/Dual Credit Program through UE.

To register, or for more information, visit evansville.edu/journeytojustice/.

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