The Civil Rights Heritage Center was formed by Indiana University South Bend students in partnership with faculty and staff. Through those partnerships, CRHC students can take classes, dive further into the local history of civil rights, attend events, and more.
We support student participation in civil rights movements of today, and preserving the history of movements past.
The Freedom Summer Class is a 3-credit study tour of the Civil Rights Movement in the South taught through IU South Bend. An intensively personal and academic experience, Freedom Summer students embark on a fourteen-day journey travelling to historic sites in the Civil Rights Movement and hearing from its participants, experiencing this history first-hand.
Students will march in the footsteps of activists, dialogue with Civil Rights leaders, and visit museums, monuments, and churches.
Students will be immersed in the current and past culture of social change.
While connecting with past organizers and historic sites, students will be inspired to engage in community action.
The next Freedom Summer trip class is tentatively scheduled for May 2024.
Please note that this class requires mandatory travel during those dates. Additionally, the class will meet 3-4 times during the Spring semester (dates and times to be determined.) In addition to tuition costs, students should expect to pay an additional $1,500 to cover travel, hotel, and food expenses. If approved, registration for this course requires a $300 deposit due by mid-January. The deposit will be applied towards your prepaid travel cost total.
For further information, or to answer specific questions, please contact Monica Tetzlaff or Darryl Heller at the phone number or email address listed below.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Monica Tetzlaff
DW 3263, History Dept.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: (574) 520-5515
Dr. Darryl Heller
Email: email@example.com, Phone: (574) 520-4243
The CRHC was a partner in establishing the Helen Pope Scholarship. The scholarship honors the memory of Helen F. Pope, a revered leader in the civil rights movement in South Bend. The Pope scholarship was established to recognize and encourage the commitment and leadership of undergraduate and graduate students who are active participants in the Civil Rights Heritage Center. Preference is given to African American/Black, Latinx, or women students.
Indiana University South Bend students organize several groups that take action on our campus and in our community. Learn more about these groups, what they're doing now, and how you might join.