Civil Rights Immersion Trip to Little Rock, Arkansas


CommUNITY Education Program

Campus MLK Jr. Event Calendar

William J. Clinton Presidential Library

Mosiac Templars Cultural Center

Philander Smith College

Central High School

Heifer International

A GREAT WAY to honor the birth of a Dream and to sustain its legacy.

Make a career of humanity, and you will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

JOIN US as we learn and understand our place in a movement that continues.
As a part of the CommUNITY Education Program's commitment to diversity education, we are excited to sponsor the eleventh annual Civil Rights Immersion Trip. In past years we have traveled to civil rights landmarks and museums in Birmingham, Montgomery, Memphis, Washington DC., Lawrence and Topeka, KS, Chicago, and Atlanta.

In order to inspire students to continue Dr. King's work in today's society; we will travel to Little Rock, Arkansas and focus on Making a Career of Humanity as a theme. We selected destinations and experiences that we hope will not only invite participants to learn but also challenge them with personalizing the commitment to equal opportunity and human dignity that Dr. King embodied. Our tentative plans include visiting Philander Smith College an Historically Black College, Central High School the location of the Little Rock 9 incident, Heifer International, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center a museum of Arkansas African American History, and the William J. Clinton Presidential Library.

Thanks in part to generous donations from several campus departments, the cost of this trip is ONLY $25 and includes hotel lodging for two days (two beds with quad occupancy), transportation, museum admissions and educational materials. You will be responsible for food costs and any other expenses. The $25 is a non-refundable registration fee.

Our learning excursion will start on Thursday, January 17th, 2013, at 7:00 PM in Foster Formal Lounge. We will travel through the night to Little Rock, and will begin exploring Little Rock on Friday morning. In the late afternoon we will check into the hotel. There will be some free time in the evenings but the days are booked with activities. Our tentative time of return to Bloomington is 1:00AM on Monday, January 21, 2013. There are no classes on Monday, January 21th, 2013, but we encourage participants to attend the Unity Summit in Willkie Auditorium at 12:00 PM.

Step One

  1. Follow the link below to complete an on-line application. Priority application deadline is November 16. Applications will be accepted after this date on a rolling basis. Please act now as every year the bus fills quickly.
  2. Your application will be reviewed, and participants will be selected and notified after Thanksgiving Break.

Step Two

  1. If you are notified that you have been selected for the trip, you must submit the $25.00 registration fee by December 3rd to guarantee your spot on the bus. We will start releasing spot to alternates after this date. The fee should be turned in at 801 N. Jordan (only cash or checks, made payable to the CommUNITY Education Program, are accepted) between 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM to Kayla Douglas or Barry Magee.

We are sorry but due to the large number of applicants we are no longer accepting applications. If you are interested in being on a waiting list please email with your name and email and we will keep you on a waiting list. 

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