Michigan high school students head south to learn more about civil rights era

Jul 6, 2016

How do you get students to really appreciate history?

One powerful way is to get those students out of the classroom and take them to historic sites, bringing that history off the page and making it real.

That's the idea behind the Freedom Tour. 

It's organized by the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights

The Freedom Tour takes motivated students from schools all over Metro Detroit to the South, where they can walk in the footsteps of the civil rights movement. 

It can be a life-changing experience.

We were joined today by Dorothy Aldridge, one of the adults who went along on the ten-day excursion as a mentor, and Sylvia Morgan, a 17-year-old high school student at Detroit's Cody High School just back from the Freedom Tour.


Dorothy Aldridge is a lifelong civil rights activist.

Sylvia Morgan is a student ad Detroit's Cody High School.