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      Flash! Black College Tours: 2005

                   BLACK COLLEGE BUS TOUR
                              Based in New York City
               Date: March 21, 2005 thru April 1, 2005
                                     (Two sections)

This tour is an annual event.  There are two tour sections, A & B.  Both sections visit Howard, Hampton, Spelman, Norfolk State, North Carolina Central, Clark Atlanta, North Carolina A&T, Virginia State, Virginia Union, Morehouse, Bennett, Morgan State, Morris, and Coppin State. Depending on your choice of section you might also visit several of the following schools: Voorhees, Allen, Shaw, Johnson C. Smith, Claflin, Livington, or South Carolina State.

The cost is $645.00.  For more info call (718)-670-3361 ext. 2.  You should visit the website at: for details/application.

The tour is given by the Queens Community Cadet Corps, Inc. P.O. Box 340806, Jamaica, New York 11434.

   18th Annual Educational Student Tours (ETS)
                    Based in Los Angeles, California
            Departure Dates: Tour A: March 20, 2005
                            Tour B: June 26, 2005

ETS is a tour group that's been featured on TV (ABC), and has been around for a long time.  Tour A visits Spelman, Morehouse, Clark Atlanta, John C. Smith, North Carolina A&T, Hampton, Howard, Norfolk State, and Livingston college.  Tour B visits Spelman, Morehouse, Clark Atlanta, Florida A&M, Xavier, Dilliard, Paine, and Savannah State.

The cost is $1,289 and includes airfare from LA and back, hotels, buses, meals, and more. There'll be chaperones and supervision. You must make calls for plans and other info. Phone: (818) 891-8087. Email:  Website:

                    2005 HBCU College Tour
     (Students on the Move, Spring Break Tour)
                              Based: Columbus, OH
                   Dates: March 28, 2005-April 1, 2005

This group will be traveling for 5 days and 4 nights. The college visited will include Clark Atlanta, Hampton, Howard, Morehouse, Norfolk State, Spelman, and Virginia State. The cost is $400 per person (quad occupancy) with payment plans available. The price includes roundtrip luxury charter bus, hotel rooms, and a T-shirt. For info contact Afrika Alsup at (614) 751-9996 or

    Black College Tour: Urban Leadership Institute
                              Based: Baltimore, MD
                                 Sections A and B
               Dates: (A) March 19 to March 30, 2005
                               (B) March 28 to April 1

These two tours are sponsored by the Urban Leadership Institute.
There will be orientations, family meetings, and more. Deluxe bus, quality hotels, guided campus tours, 3 meals daily, and other extras.

Tour A will include visits to: Bowie State, Howard, Hampton, Norfolk State, Virginia State, and Virginia Union. Tour B will include visits to: North Carolina, A&T, Bennett, Shaw, Morehouse, North Carolina Central, Spelman, Clark Atlanta, and St. Augustine's.

Cost: $350 before January 28, 2005, $375 after. Call Regina Salliey, Tour Coordinator, at 410.467.1605 or via email at for payment and discount options. Checks payable to Urban Leadership Institute, 2437 Maryland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21218

      The 12th Annual Spring Black College Tour
                              Based in San Jose, CA
                              March 30 - April 4, 2005

This 5-day tour departs from San Jose International Airport to Atlanta at a cost of $930. $300.00 deposit. Balance due by Feb. 15.

Schools visited include Clark Atlanta, Spelman, Morehouse, Oakwood, Alabama A&M and the Civil Rights Institute.  Campus tours and orientation. Round trip airfare to Atlanta with 4 nights in hotels in Georgia & Alabama with Charter Bus service.

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

            Annual "Unity Through Knowledge"
                         Black College Tour
                        Based in Las Vegas, Nevada
                          March 21 to March 26, 2005

The Annual Black College Tour will visit HBCUs: North Carolina A&T Bennett, Johnson S. Smith, Fayetteville State, Shaw, Winston-Salem State, and St. Augustine's.  There will also be stops at Duke and the University of North Carolina. The cost for the 6 day/5 night tour is $750.  The fee includes round trip airfare, deluxe coach travel, hotel stays, guided campus tours, and college prep seminars. You'll need a $100,  non-refundable deposit to reserve a seat. Please contact Rev. Kelcey West, Founder and Tour Director at (702) 656-9133.

                      Based in Kansas City, Missouri
                                  March 13 20, 2005

This tour is sponsored by the Beta Lambda Charter of ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC.  The Tour will include visits to  Florida A&M, Dillard, Southern U, Xavier, Talladega College, Lincoln (MO), Grambling State U, Jarvis Christian, Texas College, Acorn State.

The cost is $420, which includes rooms,  luxury buses, and a Montgomery Civil Rights Tour. For more info Contact: Mr. Jim Buford, Tour Coordinator at 816-795-7813 (day/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. 12, 2005. No Refunds after Feb. 13. Extra info:

        Xi Kappa Lambda Education Foundation
                              Based in Houston, Texas
                                Dates: March 4-12, 2005

This tour will visit Southern University, Dillard. Bethune Cookman, U of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Philander Smith,
Alabama State. Rust College, and Jackson State. There will also be stops in Daytona Beach and Memphis.  The cost is $550 per person for luxury coach travel, hotel stays, and two meals per day
including snacks.  There will be at least 8 chaperones/counselors. Call Daryl Walton at 713-773-0125 or 713-416-2721. email

                        2005 COLLEGE TOUR
                                      Based in Illinois
                         Dates: March 26 - April 1, 2005

The College Tour includes visits to: Clark Atlanta, Spelman, Alabama A&M, Morris Brown, Morehouse, Alabama State, and Tennessee State.  there will also be tours of Rosa Parks Museum Martin Luther King Center, and the Civil Rights Freedom Wall. Contact: Lake County Urban League, 122 Madison St., Waukegan, IL Phone: (847) 249- 3770

  William E. Edwards 16th Annual College Tour, Inc.
                                    Based in Stamford, CT
                             Dates: Arpil 17-22nd, 2005

WEE-ACT will sponsor its 17th tour in 2005. In the past the stops were to Tuskegee, Winston-Salem State, Clark Atlanta, Spelman, Morehouse, Benedict, South Carolina State, Claflin, Shaw, and St.Augustine's, and Students visited historical landmarks like the Martin Luther King Non-Violence Center.

CONTACT ANGELA EDWARDS @ 203-326-0029 OR VIA E-MAIL WEE-ACT.ORG for new information.

             2005 Historically Black Colleges Tour
            Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church
                                      Based in Colorado
                              Dates: October 15-23, 2005

This tour will visit Howard, Bowie State, Morgan State, Coppin State, Hampton, Norfolk State, Virginia State, U. of Virginia and Virginia Union. The trip is open to 9th- through 12th-grade high school students.  Please contact Kervin Mack for applications and extra info: Kervin Mack c/o Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, One South Walnut Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80905. Office Phone: (719) 635-4865. Email:

                         Black College Tour
         Stone Mountain-Lithonia Alumnae Chapter
               of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
                               Dates: April 4-8, 2005

Schools to be visited include Hampton, Shaw, Fisk, Norfolk State, Johnson C. Smith, North Carolina A&T, Winston-Salem State, and
Tennessee State. Total cost: $525. Contact Delta Sigma Theta  Sorority, Inc. at P.O. Box 1184, Stone Mountain, GA 30086-1184. Voicemail: 770-465-7166. Email

            Higginbottom-Jones Col/Univ Tour
                               Based in Boston, MA
                            Dates: April 16-23, 2005

This is a college tour to HBCUs.  Total cost: $600. Includes Coach Bus, Hotel Accommodations, T-Shirt, Six Flags and most meals. For info contact Diane Blackwell or Margaret Higginbottom @ 617-825-9852 or via e-mail:

                  Spring Break College Tour
                             Based in Killen, Texas
                              Dates: April 5-7, 2005

This tour visits the historical black colleges of Spelman, Clark Atlanta, Morehouse, Miles, Norfolk State, and Hampton. The tour is for 3 days/2 nights at $300.00.  The fee includes transportation on a deluxe coach travel, hotels, guided campus tours, meals, tour memorabilia, and evening tours of historical and cultural attractions.  For more info, please contact Scarlet Griffin Tour Coordinator at (254) 669-8137 or via email at

32nd Street Theater's Black College Summer Tour
                           Based in Las Vegas, Nevada
                              Dates: July 18-23, 2005

This is the 32nd Street Theater's first summer HBCU tour. Visits will be to Dillard, Grambling State, Southern, Xavier, Alcorn State, Jackson State in Louisiana and Mississippi.  The cost for the 6 day/5 night tour is $700. This includes coach travel, hotels, guided campus tours, college preparatory seminars, tours of historical attractions and a visit to Six Flags Amusement Park in New Orleans. A $100, non-refundable deposit is necessary. Registration will be from Feb. 1 to the 28th. For more info, contact Rev. Kelcey West, Tour Director at (702) 656-9133 or visit

NOTE. Black Excel needs more info on the following 2005 tours:

  • YMCA Black Achievers of Metro Milwaukee Black College Tour
  • The Theresa C. Suggs/Roy T. Lyons College Tour
  • Step Higher 5TH Annual Black College Tour
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