Application deadline for spring break bus tour extended

Students are invited to join a rolling classroom and head south during a civil rights bus tour scheduled for spring break 2013. Participants will expand their understanding of one of the most important social movements of our time as they explore the key sites of the era and interact with significant participants in the civil rights movement.

The application deadline has been extended to Friday, Feb. 8.

Scheduled for March 8-16, the bus tour will be led by Dr. Anthony LoPresti, associate professor and chairman of religious and theological studies, and Dr. Timothy Neary, associate professor of history and coordinator of American studies.

Sites to be visited include:
• International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro, N.C.
• Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta, Ga.
• Holt Street Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, Civil Rights Memorial, Freedom Rides Museum and Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery, Ala.
• Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in Birmingham, Ala.
• Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

En route to these destinations, students will view documentaries and engage in discussions that explore life in the segregationist South and the origins and leaders of the civil rights movement. The trip will pay special attention to the power of protest and the ways in which courage and a deep commitment to social justice mark the participants in this movement, both black and white.

The cost for this program is $975, which includes ground transportation, accommodation in tourist-class hotels, daily breakfast, two group meals, instructional materials and official excursions and entrance fees.

Applications are available in the Gatehouse. For more information, contact the Office of International Programs at (401) 341-2372 or

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