LINK: MLK Freedom Bus Tour

MLK Freedom Bus Tour 


Costs: $450/person (covers costs of travel, hotel stay, and museum admissions). Food not included.


Participants engage in a week-long journey exploring iconic human and civil rights spaces in Memphis, Birmingham, Montgomery and Selma. In addition to museums in most of the cities, we also visit the Lorraine Motel in Memphis; the 16th Street Baptist Church and Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham; the Equal Justice Initiative’s new Lynching Memorial in Montgomery; and the iconic Edmund Pettus Bridge and Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma, among other interesting sites. This extraordinary pilgrimage satiates the participants’ quest for greater meaning as we contemplate the cornerstones of democracy.




Human Rights Commission MLK Freedom Bus Tour

Engaging videos about the MLK Freedom Bus Tour (Videography by Nia Wilder, aka ShinDigg.)

Conversation with Jubilee UMC Freedom Center

For more information about this video creation, please connect with Courtney Levin, Communications Officer of the Iowa Conference of the United Methodist Church, 2301 Rittenhouse Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50321.

Sentencing Reform Needed in America

Mandatory minimum drug sentences are too long, too inflexible, too inhumane. We work with Dr. Harold Dean Trulear (Healing Communities USA) and Rev. Doug Walker (Tyer Temple UMC) to help redress these issues.

Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference

Jubilee UMC joins SDPC as it works to build a movement which aims to break the cycle of division, exclusion, racism and caste in the United States. It is a movement that seeks genuine freedom, justice, and compassion for all of us.

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence

Sexual and Domestic Violence is a critical problem in community which, when unaddressed and combined with other adverse childhood experiences, definitely devalues a woman's (as well as man's or child's) quality of life, and all too often leads to death. Connect with Lisa at AMANI COMMUNITY SERVICES INC., or call LOCAL CRISIS HOTLINE #: 319-363-2093.


Income disparities in our wealthy nation are now wider than at any point since the Great Depression. We believe it important to continue the revolutionary work of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King and help eradicate poverty.

North End Arts and Music Festival

Jubilee UMC members created NEAMF and Jubilee UMC Freedom Center has served as host site or headquarters for the NEAMF over the last several years.

Seven Ways To Be Sure You Are a Martin Luther King Jr Kind of Christian

The great revolutionary King persistently advocated for the "least of these" in community. He continues to serve as role model for many of us, and we believe that you would enjoy this essay by Paul Brandeis Raushenbush as much as we did.