Civil Rights Alternative Spring Break Trip

at historic Little Rock Central High School

The Civil Rights Alternative Spring break trip offers Bucknell students the rare and exciting opportunity to explore the ongoing legacy of the Civil Rights Movement.

Student and faculty/staff leaders will investigate historic sites, museums, colleges and archives, interact with key historical players of the movement, and receive special behind-the-scene tours. Students will partner with various community-based, national and/or civic organizations, serving a variety of local constituents.

While considering current conditions of inequality, students will gain an insight on the historical events and policies which shaped our world today, cultivate an appreciation for civic duty and develop a personal knowledge and commitment to preserve important principles of our heritage.

Trip Leader Goals

Student Leaders we will help facilitate students' understanding of the many struggles that made up the Civil Rights Movement by planning the trip itinerary and creating a series of mini-curriculum lessons. Leaders also seek to foster cooperation, promote a spirit of generosity, and protect the health, safety and welfare of student participants.


Travel to Memphis March 7-13, 2015. Payment deadlines include the following:

  • Oct. 10: $100 security deposit due (non-refundable)
  • Nov. 17: trip deposit #1 due
  • Dec. 15: trip deposit #2 due

How to Apply

Apply online by Friday, Oct. 10.


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