Civil Rights Bus Tour

Save the Date! The next Civil Rights Bus Tour is tentatively planned for October 13-18, 2020.

Join us on the Civil Rights Bus Tour during Fall Break!

October 16–20, 2019 

The annual Civil Rights Bus Tour allows students, faculty, and staff to travel with community leaders and have the opportunity to walk where history was made. The tour is coordinated with the Department of History and Government and the Office of Intercultural Leadership.

We will travel to several cities including Memphis, Montgomery, Selma, and Atlanta, to visit museums, churches, and historic sites related to the Civil Rights movement.

This is not just an opportunity to get away. On this trip you will: 

  • Broaden your perspectives on issues pertaining to race relations in America and the role of the church.
  • Learn to think theologically about your experiences on the trip.
  • Gain a better understanding of the relevant theological and historical issues of Civil Rights movement.
  • Hear lectures and dialogue with Dr. Anthony Moore, Dr. Matt Bennett, Dr. Murray Murdoch, and Dr. John Mark Yeats (church historian and theology professor at Midwestern Seminary).
  • Eat some superb food!

Civil Rights Bus Tour 2019 Highlights

Follow along as faculty, staff, and students experience history as they travel to significant sites from the civil rights movement.

Additional information for undergraduate students:

  • You can take this trip for course creditβ€”it is offered as a 2-credit hour course through the Department of History and Government. There is only an additional charge to take it as a class if it puts you over the block limit set by the registrar's office.
  • Keep in mind you do not have to take it as course credit. Any student is welcome to join if they just want to come along and be a part of the experience!