Civil Rights Bus Tour Typical Schedule

Wednesday

  • 7 pm. Cover trip guidelines and pray
  • 8 p.m. Depart campus and watch movie

Thursday

Arrive in Atlanta, Georgia (Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthplace)

  • 7 a.m. Breakfast
  • Devotions on the bus
  • 8:45 a.m. The King Center
  • 10:30 a.m. Drive to downtown Atlanta
  • 11 a.m. Lunch
  • 12:30 p.m. Depart Atlanta
  • Drive to Montgomery, Alabama (160 miles/2.5 hours)
  • Watch Movie

Arrive in Montgomery, Alabama

  • 3 p.m. Rosa Parks Library and Museum
  • 4:30 p.m. Leave Montgomery and drive to Selma (1 hour)
  • Watch movie
  • Dinner on the road

Arrive in Selma, Alabama

  • 7 p.m. National Voters Rights Museum 
  • Walk over the Edmund Pettus Bridge
  • Watch movie
  • Drive to Birmingham (2 hours)

Arrive in Birmingham, Alabama

Park at Samford University

Friday

Samford University

  • 7 a.m. Shower facilities available for use
  • 8:30 Breakfast
  • 9:30 a.m. Devotions

Drive downtown to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

  • 10:30 a.m. Tour Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and
    • Kelly Ingram Park: protestor's fire hosed, police dogs, children jailed
    • 16th Street Baptist Church (where four little girls were killed)
  • 1 p.m. Lunch

Drive to Memphis (5.5 hours)

  • Watch movie
  • Dinner outside of Memphis

Arrive in Memphis, Tennessee

Saturday

Memphis, Tennessee

  • 7 a.m. Breakfast
  • Devotions
  • 8—11:30 a.m. Service project with Fellowship Memphis
  • Lunch at Huey's — Where the locals eat burgers!
  • 1:30—4:30 p.m. National Civil Rights Museum (located at the Lorraine Motel where MLK was assassinated)
  • 5 p.m. Check in the hotel
  • Drive by Graceland
  • 6 p.m. Dinner on Beale St.
  • 9:30 p.m. Back on the bus and return to the hotel for the night

Sunday

  • Continental breakfast at hotel
  • 10:20 a.m. Bus leaves the hotel for church
  • 11 a.m. Attend church service at Fellowship Memphis, Pastor Bryan Loritts
  • Leave Memphis to return to Cedarville
  • Lunch on the road
  • Watch movie
  • Free time
  • Dinner on the Road
  • 10:30 p.m. Debriefing/Prayer/Praise
  • Arrive at Cedarville (approximately midnight)