To sign up for the tour:
Hardy Brown II
Black Voice Foundation
909-888-5040 – office
(BVF) Exhibits has reached over 126,000 students and communities over the last several years directly on their campuses. Showcasing our exhibits such as “In the News” that traveled to local universities and k – 12 schools, the community learned utilizing primary source artifacts from the Civil Rights era (1958 – 1970). These traveling exhibits educate history and social studies teachers on how they can stimulate and excite their students in the classroom. BVF exhibits has partnered with school districts to create an "in school" assembly for students where we share artifacts from our collection in their schools. The traveling exhibit has shared the "we are more alike than different" assembly to over 30,000 students over in 2016 in the Inland Empire. We have been collecting relevant artifacts and developing local school district partnerships in San Bernardino and Riverside counties, to address the deficiency in cultural history with k - 12 students.
For 18 years the Black Voice Foundation had managed an internship program that yielded a number of success stories for local students who gained experience working with the Black Voice Newspaper, blackvoicenews.com, the IE Voice and the Opportunity of a Lifetime program . The goal has been to educate, train, and empower the students that attend many local universities in the area of creating skills that can be developed on their resumes for future opportunities. The Opportunity of a Lifetime program has been developed to assist students by participating in multiple virtual professional development workshops, working on national diversity case studies, joining us for an internships that will change their lives!
For over 20 years the Footsteps to Freedom Study Tour has partnered with the schools districts, the National Park Service and a host of amazing historians to lead a unique study tour experience for educators, parents and those interested in learning more about this important part of history. For eight days each summer, tour participants learn first hand about the incredible courage of the people who sought freedom or who helped others achieve it along the central and lesser-known route of the Underground Railroad from Kentucky to Canada.
Learn how your district can join us on the Footsteps to Freedom, Underground Railroad Tour. Tour Dates:
June 25 - July 2, 2017
July 9 - July 16, 2017
July 23 - July 30, 2017
1590 North Waterman Avenue, San Bernardino California 92404
Supporting student success at the annual HBCU College Fair.