UNI CME to sponsor trip into the Underground Railroad

Posted on Sunday, April 17th, 2005

Lydia Perez Roberts, assistant director, CME, (319) 273-2250
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-6728


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'A Trip into the Underground Railroad,' a bus trip to Cincinnati, Ohio, and Maysville, Ky., will take place May 12-15. The trip is sponsored by the University of Northern Iowa Center for Multicultural Education (CME).

The tour will include several locations that formed part of the Underground Railroad, as well as the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Harriet Beecher Stowe House, National Underground Railroad Museum and a former slave jail.

The registration fee is $65 for students and children under age 12. Non-students and children over 12 are $95. Children must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Fees cover two nights in a downtown Cincinnati hotel, coach bus transportation to all scheduled activities, a professional tour guide and entrance fees into all museums and historic locations.

Registration packets and itineraries can be picked up at the CME, Maucker Union, Room 109, or visit, and click on 'May Trip.' Student scholarships and registration are on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline is April 27.

For more information, contact Lydia Perez Roberts, CME assistant director, at (319) 273-2250 or