This summer, the University of Evansville will lead an 8-day Journey to Justice bus tour, from July 24-31, 2021, 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
  • Birmingham, Alabama
    • 16th Street Baptist Church, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
  • 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, Breonna Taylor Memorial

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, but will likely include compulsory masks and separate rooms for each student. Field trips will be adapted based on the safety of sites. If possible, students are strongly encouraged to receive an approved COVID-19 vaccine prior to Journey to Justice.

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 after returning.

Tuition & Costs

The base cost of the Journey to Justice bus tour is $800. This cost will cover transportation, lodging, site visit fees, and some meals. Students will be responsible for purchasing some meals on the trip, such as the Beale Street stop, where several restaurants will be available to choose from.

Students participating in the course will be charged applicable tuition.

Scholarships are available for high school students.

For all questions regarding tuition and costs, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services.

The deadline to register for the bus tour is Wednesday, June 30. The deposit cost is $50.00.

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