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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. We invite you to join IEL’s Education Policy Fellowship Program, in partnership with The Freedom '64 Project, on the Civil Rights Bus Tour and take a journey through history, to both reflect and engage in a meaningful dialogue about how to make a positive social change in our communities and organizations.



“I made this trip at a time of rising anxiety among minorities and many whites about the increase in hate-related behavior following our recent presidential election. The question hanging over us: will we allow the past to repeat itself?"

-John Merrow, Learning Matters

Read his full blog here. 




“We realized on the last day of our bus tour that we as a group had unified around this common powerful experience, and pledged to support one another in our own work to advance civil and human rights."

-Mary Kingston Roche, IEL (EPFP '10-11)

Read her full blog here. 


Read more in this article from Inside Higher Ed.

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Full details available in FAQs below.

January 21-24, 2018

The Civil Rights Bus Tour runs 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.

Example itinerary by day:






 More information:

 Frequently Asked Questions


 Blog Post from MA EPFP Coordinator Laura Dziorny

 Accessible documents available upon request


Bus Tour Team

Helen Janc Malone
National Director, EPFP

More about Helen

Tyson Elbert
MS EPFP Coordinator

More about Tyson 

Roscoe Jones, Sr.
Freedom '64 Project

More about Roscoe

Sarah McCann
National Coordinator, EPFP

More about Sarah


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