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Civil Rights Bus Tour

The Civil Rights Bus Tour runs from Jackson, Mississippi to Birmingham, Alabama, led by a Civil Rights leader, Roscoe Jones Sr. The experience focuses on both places and stories that delve deep into the movement, lifting up the narratives that shaped the past and inform the present.

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Civil Rights Bus Tour

Civil Rights Bus Tour

The deep racial divides and tragedies facing communities across the country today echo the struggles for equity and social justice of the Civil Rights era. We invite you to join IEL, in partnership with The Freedom '64 Project, on the Civil Rights Bus Tour and take a journey through history, to reflect and engage in a meaningful dialogue about how to make a positive social change in our communities and organizations.

Mark your calendars for the 
May 13-16, 2018 Civil Rights Bus Tour!

"The civil rights bus tour has impacted me both professionally and personally. We have an obligation to continue to tell the stories as their modern day significance is immense." - Jen Beutel, January 2018

"A must-do, transformational experience every educator at every level should experience." -Brad Skelton, January 2018

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Bus Tour Reflections

"The experience was beyond anything I could have ever imagined. I have never been on a tour of the Civil Rights Era with people who did not look like me. It was engaging, thought provoking, and restored my faith in humanity"

- Tennyson Stennis, January 2018