Civil Rights Bus Tour

Due to concerns related to COVID-19, the Civil Rights Bus Tour has, unfortunately, been canceled for fall 2020. This page will share 2021 tour information as soon as plans are confirmed.

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 by the Department of History and Government and the School of Biblical and Theological Studies.

The tour includes stops in Memphis, Montgomery, Selma, and Atlanta, to visit museums, churches, and historic sites related to the Civil Rights movement.

The tour provides the opportunity to:

  • 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 the tour faculty.
  • Eat some superb food!

Additional information for undergraduate students:

  • You can take this trip for course credit—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!