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        Flash! Black College Tours: 2004

      The 9th Annual "Unity Through Knowledge"
                          Black College Tour
                             From Las Vegas, Nevada
                                       April 4-9, 2004

The 32nd Street Theater's 9th Annual Black College Tour will visit HBCUs Clark-Atlanta, Morehouse, Spelman, Morris Brown, Alabama State, Tuskegee, and Florida A&M University.  The tour will also visit Georgia Tech U. in Atlanta, Georgia. Note dates above. The cost for the 5 day/4 night tour is $700. The fee includes round-trip airfare, deluxe coach travel, hotel stays, guided campus tours, and college prep seminars. There will be also historical and cultural visits to places like the MLK Center for Nonviolence, Civil Rights Memorial, Ebenezer & Dexter Baptist Church, Tuskegee Institute/Carver Museum, and much more.  You'll need a $100, non-refundable deposit to reserve a seat by Nov. 1, 2003. Please contact Rev. Kelcey West, Founder and Tour Director at (702) 399-6443 or visit for more info. It's a 501c3 nonprofit org.

                  3rd Annual Black College Tour
                   (Delta Sigma Theta Sorority)
                        April 5-9, 2004 (Georgia-based)

This tour is sponsored by the Stone Mountain-Lithonia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. It's a 5-day tour of HBCUs that includes workshops on the College Application Process, SAT/ACT Preparation, Financial Aid, and more. Schools to be visited will include Florida A&M, Dillard, Southern U, and A&M College, Grambling State U, Jackson State, Tuskegee,
Morehouse, Spelman, and Clark-Atlanta.  The cost is $500, which includes housing for 4 nights, luxury coach buses,  3 workshops with expert speakers, a Riverboat Ride, and more.  Info session:  Sept, 7, 2003, 3:00 p.m. Location: Decatur Library/215 Sycamore St./Decatur, GA  30030/Phone: (404) 370-3070.  For more info contact JoSette Broiles  at or go to:

                             Kansas City, Missouri
                                  March 14 21, 2004

This tour is sponsored by the Beta Lambda Charter of ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC.  The Tour will include visits to Rust College (MS), Mississippi Valley State U., Alabama A&M U., Oakwood College (AL), Stillman College (AL), Morehouse (GA), Spelman (GA), Clark Atlanta (GA), Claflin College (SC), Morris College (SC), Winston-Salem State U. (NC), Barber-Scotia (NC), and Lincoln U (MO).  The cost is $420.  Price includes: 54-passenger Luxury Coach Bus and Lodging.  Partial payments accepted.  For more info Contact: Mr. Jim Buford, Tour Coordinator at 816-795-7813 (day or night). Make checks payable to: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.  Send to: Jim Buford at 2809 Castle Drive South, Independence, MO 64057. $25.00 will reserve your seat. Final Payment Due: Feb. 13, 2004. No Refunds after Feb. 13. Extra info:

                  Caring for Young Minds, Inc.
                     2004 Black College Tour
                                 Balitmore, Maryland
                                             April 5-9

This 6th annual tour of HBCUs is designed to "change lives, lift hearts, restore love and interest in higher education." HBCUs to be visited include 9 schools: North Carolina Central, Hampton, Howard, Bowie State, Delaware, University of Maryland at Eastern Shore, Cheyney State, Lincoln U, and Norfolk State. The tour is April 5 9, 2004. For more info write to Lawrence Williams, 3301 Penfold Drive, Baltimore, MD 21207.

                         Black College Tour
               Stafford NAACP Youth Council
                                  April 13-15, 2004

The Stafford NAACP Youth Council is sponsoring a Black College Tour.  It's for 3 days (charter bus) and 2 nights in North Carolina.  The cost is $90.00 (not including price of meals).  The HBCUs to be visited include: Virginia Union, Virginia State, North Carolina Central, North Carolina A&T, Winston Salem, Norfolk State, and Hampton.  Proof of medical insurance required.  Four students will be assigned per room.  Deposit of $40.00 due by Dec. 31, 2003.  Final payment due March 10, 2004.  The date of an info session in VA has passed, so please call Debra Wilson at 540-659-1609 for updates and help. Email:

                      2004 Black College Tour
                  Caring for Young Minds, Inc.
                                      April 5-9, 2004

This six annual tour of HBCUs is designed to change lives, lift hearts, restore love and interest in higher education. Nine HBCUs in four different states are the focus of the tour. The schools include: NCCU North Carolina Central; Hampton, Howard; Bowie State, Delaware State; U. of Maryland at Eastern Shore; Cheyney State, Lincoln, and Norfolk. For info write to Lawrence Williams, 3301 Penfold Drive, Baltimore, MD 21207.

   Jones-Higginbottom Black College Tour 2004
                                    April 19-26, 2004
                                 (Dorester, MA-based)

This tour is sponsored by the Bibleway Christian Center located at 200 Washington Street, Dorchester MA 02121. Plans are to visit 17 Historically Black Colleges. For more information contact Margaret Higginbottom or Diane Blackwell at 617-825-9852.

                  Historical Black College Tour
                              Gibbs Travel
                                   June 6-15, 2004
                           (Houston, Texas-based)

Gibbs Travel is sponsoring its 11th annual "Historical Black College Tour." The purpose of this tour is to introduce 10th- and 11th-grade students to colleges and universities and to give them an opportunity to look at black colleges and universities as a possible choice for higher education. For Contact and extra info: Gibbs Travel Service at (713) 748-2242.

    William E. Edwards Annual College Tour, Inc.
                       April 18-24, 2004 (for students)
             July 12-14, 2004 (for students and parents)
                               (Stamford, CT-based)

WEE-ACT will sponsor 2 college tours in 2004. One will be for students as noted above, and one will be for parents.  The WEE-ACTS 15TH Annual Tour will include stops at Tuskegee,
Winston-Salem State, Clark Atlanta, Spelman, Morehouse,
Benedict, South Carolina State, Claflin, Shaw, and St. Augustine.  Students will also visit historical landmarks like the Martin Luther King Non-Violence Center, the Underground, and the World of Coca-Cola.  The Students/Parent Mini-Tour (3 days, 2 nights) will visit 6 HBCUs. Families will meet/speak with admissions, aid, and other staff members. The HBCUs: Delaware State, Hampton, Norfolk State, and Howard. Also, there'll be a visit to Black in Wax Museum.  For cost and other info, email Angela Edwards, Pres/CEO at  Address: William E. Edwards Annual College Tour, Inc./P.O. Box 113343 Stamford, CT 06911.

                        DC COLLEGE TOUR
                         Ultimate Tours, Inc.
                                      Feb. 18, 2004
                             (Washington, DC-based)

Get a glimpse of your future at one of Washington, DC's prestigious colleges! This tour will visit George Washington
University, American University, Georgetown University, Catholic University, and Howard University. Date: 2/18/04, Wednesday 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Cost: $29.00 per person. Sponsor: ULTIMATE TOURS, INC., 2000 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 302, Washington, DC 20008. Call 202-234-5478 or fax: 202-234-5179 for details.

          Urban Leadership Institute College Tour
                                       April 5-7, 2004

The tour is a 2 day/1-night tour, costing $300.  It takes place during the Baltimore City and County School District break. The fee includes guided campus tours, meals, and visits to several historical and cultural attractions. Colleges include Bowie State, Howard, Cheyney, Lincoln, and Temple. Students must pay a $70 (non-refundable) by Jan. 10, 2004. Checks to Urban Leadership Institute. For more info, please contact Regina Salliey, Tour Coordinator, at (410) 339-4630 or email her at Mailing address: 28 Allegheny Ave.,Suite 503/Towson, MD 21204. Site at

             Historical College and Cultural Tour
                      By the Thurston Group
                               April 7 - April 18, 2004
                         (Seattle, Washington-based)

This tour leaves from Sea-Tac Airport Seattle, arriving at Memphis, Tennessee on April 7, 2004.  Proceeding by bus, the tour will last 12 days. Schools visited will include Fisk, Lane, Tennessee State, LeMoyne Owen, Oakwood, Miles, Talladega, Stillman, Spelman, Morehouse, Clark-Atlanta, Tuskegee, Rust,
Bethune-Cookman, and Florida Memorial. The Cost is between $1350-$1425, including airfare and housing. Email: Phone: (360) 459-9357.  Address: 6109 15th Ave SE, Lacey Washington 98503.  Website info:

                    BLACK COLLEGE TOUR
                                  Feb. 14-18, 2004
             (Silver Spring, Maryland (near D.C.)-based

This Pan Hellenic HBCU Tour usually visits Spelman, Morehouse, Clark Atlanta, North Carolina A & T, North Carolina Central, Hampton, Virginia State, and Norfolk State.  The cost is $340.00. The tour departs from Silver Spring, Maryland (near D.C.)  For info and reservations contact Mr. Darrell Marbury at (301) 390-8402

     The 11th Annual Spring Black College Tour
                              March 31-April 4, 2004
                              (San Jose, CA-based)

This 5-day tour departs from San Jose International Airport to Atlanta at a cost of $925. $300.00 deposit required, the balance due by Feb. 14.  Schools visted include Clark-Atlanta, Spelman, Morehouse, Oakwood, Alabama A&M and the Civil Rights Institute.  Make checks or money orders payable to: DELLA TOURS/10123 Bon Vista Ct., San Jose, CA 95127. For info call Carl Ray @ 408-259-6516 or 408-259-9470. Email: Or go to

                    Prior Black Excel Tour Info

We suggest that students/parents also review our old tour links below for possibilities. Note that groups usually offer their tours annually and phone numbers and email addresses are often still okay for contacts and updates.  -Isaac Black, Black Excel

Black College Tours: PART I (2002)

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Students and parents should do their research of all tours with  regard to reputation, chaperones, insurance, references, and other concerns. Black Excel is only reporting possible resource/contact
gateways.  -Isaac Black, Founder Black Excel

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