Stories of Resilience
Read the Living Legacy Pilgrimage Stories of Resilience, a blog written by pilgrims along the road November 12-19, 2016.
View photos from the Nov 2016 Living Legacy Pilgrimage
Hop on the Living Legacy Pilgrimage bus in 2017
The Living Legacy Project will be offering a five-day Living Legacy Pilgrimage April 1-5, 2017, and a high-school aged youth-focused Pilgrimage, June 5-9, 2017. Both Pilgrimages will begin and end in Birmingham, AL. Registration will open soon. Watch for details here.
UUA President's Council tours Selma with LLP
The Unitarian Universalist Association President’s Council held its annual meeting in Montgomery, Alabama, during the week of November 9, 2015. The Living Legacy Project was honored to offer them a tour of key civil rights sites in Montgomery and Selma and introduce the President’s Council to prominent civil rights activists, Joanne Bland, Morris Dees, and the Rev. Jacqui Lewis. This request was a direct outgrowth of the Marching in the Arc of Justice conference and is an indication of how life-changing that event was to participants.
Photos by Dea Brayden, 2015
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LLP Board develops a bold vision for the future
The Living Legacy Project held its 2015 retreat in Richmond, VA and developed a bold vision for its work:
The Living Legacy Project vision is to build a vital and unique bridge from the past, to the present, and into the future. Not only must this work continue; we must extend its reach. The Living Legacy Project must become sustainable, financially and organizationally, so that the stories of the ancestors can fuel a commitment to making racial justice a reality, if not in our time, then in the generations to come.
We hope you'll join us on the journey!
Read the full 2015 Board Update for more information.
What is the Living Legacy Project?
he Living Legacy Project grew out of the Reverend Gordon Gibson's and his wife Judy's passion for sharing the Civil Rights Movement story. Recognizing the importance of not only capturing this story, and our Unitarian Universalist role in it, but of understanding what this story teaches us about the continued work that still needs to be done, the Reverend Hope Johnson, Janice Marie Johnson, and Annette Marquis formed a partnership with Gordon and Judy, to establish the Living Legacy Project. In November of 2013, the founding members, along with singer/songwriter Reggie Harris, formed the Living Legacy Project Board, with a goal of developing long-range sustainability in service of our mission.
Today, we offer the Living Legacy Pilgrimage and other experiential learning opportunities to deepen understanding of the Civil Rights Movement by visiting the sites where it happened and talking with the people who lived it.
More about the Living Legacy Project and its leaders
If you have questions about the Living Legacy Project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.