Civil Rights Pilgrimage

Civil Rights Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage to Civil Rights & Remembrance Sites

Walk in the footsteps of Martin Luther King, Jr., John Lewis, Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks and countless others who fought for freedom, dignity and civil rights for African Americans. Learn about how they fostered hope and courage and strength to inspire and persevere. Reflect, pray and bear witness at the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice which is dedicated to truth-telling about the domestic slave trade, racial terrorism, the Jim Crow South, and mass incarceration.Participate in discussions, singing and prayers to respond to this experience in community.

Tentative Itinerary Saturday, March 21 – Tuesday, March 24. 2020

Memphis, Tennessee Civil Rights Museum

Selma, Alabama Selma Interpretive Center / Edmund Pettus Bridge/Lowndes Interpretive Center

Montgomery, Alabama Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice/ Freedom Rides Museum

Birmingham, Alabama  Birmingham Civil Rights Monument /16th Street Baptist Church (1963)/ Birmingham Civil Rights Institute / Kelly Ingram Park

Requested contribution $250 per person* (scholarships available; please ask The Rev. Gray LesesneDeposit of $100 per person due November 17, 2019  Transportation, lodging, admissions and most meals included through the generosity of the Center for Co
ngregations grant.

*Due to our grant agreement, this rate is only available to members of Good Samaritan. Please contact Lara Dreyer for more information.

Preparation, including participating in the Dismantling Racism Study Group is expected for people going on the Civil Rights Pilgrimage.

Please contact Lara Dreyer for more information.