“When we allow freedom to ring we will speed up the day when all of God's children rise up and say Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almightly, we are free at last!”
–Martin Luther King
Miles Printing partners with MLK DREAM TEAM to create a mobile Civil Rights Museum
The Martin Luther King Dream Team started the Freedom Bus project in 2005 to raise awareness of the struggle to civil rights in East Central Indiana. The project involved transforming a retired Muncie Indiana Transit (MITS) bus into a traveling museum. In early 2015, Miles Printing joined the MLK Dream Team to assist with creating the interior visitor experience. The bus features stories from East Central Indiana residents about their efforts to advance the civil rights movement. The mobile museum will serve as an educational tool for schools, community centers, libraries and historical societies across the East Central Indiana community.
The Freedom Bus Timeline:
2005: THE FREEDOM BUS project began when MITS gave the Martin Luther Dream Team a retired bus.
2014: The THE FREEDOM BUS became a Ball State University immersive learning project. Students developed exhibit prototypes for the bus at the Virgin B. Call Center for Creative Inquiry.
Spring 2015: The exhibit were pilot-tested with the help of the History Department and Elementary Education majors at Ball State University.
Fall 2015: Miles Printing begins inside THE FREEDOM BUS inside Expo Design; designing, creating and installing interiors, displays and interactive exhibits.
April 21, 2016: The Grand Opening of THE FREEDOM BUS at Minnetrista Cultural Center, Ball State University