We invite you to join IEL’s Education Policy Fellowship Program, in partnership with The Freedom '64 Project, on the Civil Rights Learning Journey and retrace the Civil Rights Movement in the American South. On this personal and professional development experience, you will reflect and engage in a meaningful dialogue about how to make a positive social change in your communities and organizations.
Civil Rights Learning Journey, Professional Development Bus Tour Experience
The Civil Rights Learning Journey is a bus tour running 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. Recent participants have applied the lessons learned to their research approaches, organizational strategic plans, and curriculum designs. The January 2018 journey was attended by school teachers, principals, superintendents, board members, college and university faculty and staff, community agencies, non-profit and philanthropic leaders, and consultants.
"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