The Richmond Register – “Berea College Focuses on Civil Rights Through Tour”


Berea College’s focus on civil rights was highlighted in a recent article at the Richmond Register by Berea College alumni and staff member, Crystal Wylie.

“This summer, 43 Berea College faculty and staff embarked on a six-day journey through the South on the second biennial Civil Rights Tour, grant-funded and organized by the college’s Carter G. Woodson Center.
Located just past the welcome desk on the top floor of the Alumni Building, the Center is named after 1903 alumnus, Carter G. Woodson, who pioneered the celebration of “Negro History Week” and is known as the “Father of Black History.” One of the Center’s goals is to build community and an appreciation for the work and continuing need for interracial education, which is part of the college’s mission, said Dr. Alicestyne Turley, director of the center.”

Read the full article at the Richmond Register.

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Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, focuses on learning, labor and service. The College only admits academically promising students with limited financial resources—primarily from Kentucky and Appalachia—but welcomes students from 40 states and 70 countries. Every Berea student receives a Tuition Promise Scholarship, which means no Berea student pays for tuition. Berea is one of nine federally recognized Work Colleges, so students work 10 hours or more weekly to earn money for books, housing and meals. The College’s motto, “God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth,” speaks to its inclusive Christian character.