UE Leading 8-Day Civil Rights Bus Tour in July
Students will board the Journey to Justice and explore cities, landmarks of the historic South
Evansville, IN (04/25/2022) — For the second year in a row, the University of Evansville (UE) will lead an eight-day civil rights bus tour in July that will explore historical sites and landmarks in cities of the South. Students on this trip will learn important, valuable lessons at each stop for an impactful experience of personal reflection and application within their own communities. Journey to Justice is open to rising high school juniors and seniors and current students of UE, and registration is open through June 10. Scholarships are available for students in need.
From July 16-23, travelers will visit museums, churches, and other culturally rich destinations across the cities of Birmingham, Montgomery, and Selma, Alabama; Memphis, Tennessee; and Louisville, Kentucky. Sites will include the Rosa Parks Museum, Edmund Pettus Bridge, National Civil Rights Institute, Beale Street, and the Muhammad Ali Center. 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 that are applied toward general education requirements or the ethics and social change major. Some assignments, such as journal entries and film viewings, will be completed on the trip, while others will be completed after returning home.
The cost of the trip is $1575 for high school students and includes tuition and travel. For questions about scholarships, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Journey to Justice is made possible through the generous support of Lilly Endowment Inc. To register, or for more information, visit evansville.edu/journeytojustice.
Students at the University of Evansville shape powerful and enduring change. UE is the first in Indiana to be designated as an Ashoka U Changemaker Campus, and its changemaking culture empowers students to improve the world around them as UE Changemakers. UE has an array of majors in business; engineering; the arts and sciences; and health science programs. UE has a diverse student body that represents 44 states and 52 countries. For more information, please visit evansville.edu.