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The Civil Rights Bus Tour spans from Jackson, Mississippi to Birmingham, Alabama. 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.

11/27/2016 to 11/30/2016
When: November 27, 2016
November 30, 2016
Where: United States

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2016 EPFP Civil Rights Bus Tour

The Stennis Institute of Government, Mississippi State University

Start: Jackson, Mississippi, Sunday, November 27, 2016

End: Birmingham, Alabama, Wednesday, November 30, 2016

 

Description:

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. The Civil Rights Bus Tour takes participants on a journey through history, encouraging them to both reflect and engage in a meaningful dialogue about how to make a positive social change in our communities and organizations.

The Civil Rights Bus Tour spans from Jackson, Mississippi to Birmingham, Alabama. 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.

 

The itinerary includes visits to:

  • Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Philadelphia, MS
  • Meridian Freedom Project
  • First Union Missionary Baptist Church
  • Pettis Bridge in Selma, AL
  • Rosa Parks Museum
  • Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
  • 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL

and conversations with: 

  • Peggy Gibson, Pastor at the Mt. Zion Union Methodist Church, church that was burned down by KKK
  • Jewel Rush McDonald and Evelyn Cole Calloway, survivors of the Mt. Zion attack
  • Anna Stevenson, Program Development Director of the Meridian Freedom Project
  • Doug Jones, US Attorney, who led the team of prosecutors and investigators in re-opened the historic “cold case” of the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham
  • Jerry Mitchell, who worked to put four Klansmen behind bars for: their assassination of NAACP leaders Medgar Evers and Vernon Dahmer; the 1963 bombing of a Birmingham church that killed four girls; and for the killings of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner.

We look forward to sharing pictures and reflections from this meaningful event!

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