The University of Evansville will lead an 8-day Journey to Justice bus tour, from July 16-23, 2022, through cities of the South to explore the history of the Civil Rights Movement. Students on this journey will learn important, valuable lessons at each stop for an impactful experience of personal reflection and application within their own community.

“Give light and people will find the way.” Ella Baker

The Journey to Justice will include site visits at the following locations:

  • Evansville, Indiana
    • Evansville African-American Museum
  • Montgomery, Alabama
    • Civil Rights Memorial, Legacy Museum, National Memorial for Peace and Justice, Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Rosa Parks Museum, Alabama State Capital, Equal Justice Initiative Judge Frank M. Johnson Institute
  • Birmingham, Alabama
    • 16th Street Baptist Church, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Ingram Park
  • Selma, Alabama
    • Brown Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Edmund Pettus Bridge and Interpretive Center, National Voting Rights Museum
  • Memphis, Tennessee
    • Mason Temple Church of God in Christ, National Civil Rights Museum, Beale Street
  • Louisville, Kentucky
    • Muhammad Ali Center, Roots 101 African American Museum

Please note: the schedule is subject to change due to COVID-19 protocols.

Journey to Justice will follow the University's COVID-19 protocols. These are subject to change with pandemic conditions, Students are required to receive an approved COVID-19 vaccine prior to Journey to Justice.

Registration Details Coming Soon. Register to be notified.

Earn College Credit

Through this opportunity, students can earn three college credits. While the Journey to Justice bus tour will be an exciting trip, it will also be an interactive experience as part of Social Justice Movements, an ethics course. Students who register can apply this towards the Ethics & Social Change major or a general education requirement. Some assignments will be completed during the trip, while others will be given before and after returning.

Tuition & Costs

Check back soon for tuition and cost information for 2022.

A limited number of scholarships are available for high school students.

Journey to Justice is made possible through the generous support of Lilly Endowment Inc.