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MCHR Freedom Tour 2022: A Journey through the Civil Rights Movement!

Posted January 14th, 2022  |  Press Releases

Applications Now Being Accepted for 12-Day Civil Rights Tour of Deep South

    Michigan Coalition for Human Rights 2022  

Freedom Tour Set for June 20-July 1 

Detroit, January 14, 2022 — The Michigan Coalition for Human Rights (MCHR) has announced that applications are open for its 2022 Freedom Tour. The Freedom Tour will take Michigan high school students on a 12-day educational bus tour through the Deep South. The trip will expose students to the rich history of the U.S. civil rights movement, including landmarks, critical events, and discussions with civil rights activists.

MCHR’s 2022 Freedom Tour will be the seventh time that the group has sponsored a bus trip for state high school students to visit the historic sites of the movement, gain first-hand experience about the long struggle for justice, and walk in the footsteps of the legendary civil rights activists who led the movement.

Scheduled for June 20-July 1, the itinerary for the 2022 Freedom Tour includes the following attractions:

“We’re excited about this summer’s Freedom Tour and hoping that the largest group ever will be able to join us. As it has been with previous Freedom Tours, this excursion will provide an extraordinary, first-hand, educational opportunity for Michigan high school students to learn and experience the history of our country’s civil rights movement and how it continues to this day,” said Cary McGehee, long-time chair of MCHR and a founding partner of Pitt McGehee Palmer Bonnani & Rivers, a civil rights law firm in Royal Oak, Michigan.

Student Applications for 2022 Freedom Tour Now Being Accepted Until February 26th 

MCHR is currently accepting applications from Michigan high school students who wish to participate in the 2022 Freedom Tour.

In addition, MCHR is also seeking corporate and individual donations to help raise the $1500 per student cost for the tour.

To request an application and more information about the 2022 Freedom Tour, contact MCHR Executive Director Chantelle Yancy at MCHRFreedomTour@gmail.org and 313-579-9071.

For additional information, go to mchr.org.

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About Michigan Coalition for Human Rights

The Michigan Coalition for Human Rights, founded in 1980, promotes awareness of, commitment to, and advocacy for human rights and the environmental rights of planet Earth through education, community organization and action. MCHR opposes forces that suppress human dignity, freedom, and justice – locally and around the world. More at mchr.org.