Atlantic Slave Trade Bus Tour
The Atlantic Slave Trade Bus Tour is a a 4-day, 3-night cultural experience hosted by the office of Cultural, Community, and International Services. The trip takes place annually during Fall Break and explores the historical roots of the Atlantic Slave Trade as well as contemporary issues affecting communities in New Orleans, LA. The cultural excursion includes a tour of Evergreen Plantation, the most intact slave plantation in the South, a tour of the Lower 9th Ward almost 10 years post-Hurricane Katrina, and participation in a Lower 9th Ward community revitalization project. Students also have opportunities to speak to experts and scholars on the Atlantic Slave Trade at Tulane University.
Civil Rights Bus Tour
The Civil Rights Bus Tour (CRBT) is jointly coordinated by the Office of Community Engagement, Inclusiveness and Intercultural Services, TCU Department of History and TCU Department of Political Science.
The Bus Tour began in 2010 as an extracurricular opportunity to explore historical sites linked to the Civil Rights Movement in America and discuss current issues surrounding its legacy. In the Summer of 2014 the Bus Tour was incorporated into an academic course titled, “The Civil Rights Movement in America,” taught by Dr. Max Krochmal in the Department of History and Dr. Emily Farris in the Department of Political Science. This trip alternates between the African American Civil Rights Movement and the Chicano Civil Rights Movement.