LLP in the News
12/18/2014 The Living Legacy Project met and exceeded its Faithify campaign goal. Thank you to all those who donated to support our scholarship and program fund.
11/20/2014 Registration is now open for Marching in the Arc of Justice: Re-Visiting Selma: A Conference Honoring the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Selma Voting Rights Campaign, March 5-8, 2015. If you've seen an earlier schedule, you'll want to review the changes. As we've learned more about the larger plans in Selma, our schedule has changed to accommodate them.
06/29/2014 Unitarian Universalist Association Moderator Jim Key issued a call to return to Selma at the 2014 General Assembly. Read it here.
Living Legacy Project board member, The Rev. Gordon Gibson, right, with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. after Gibson and a fellow Unitarian Universalist minister were released from jail in Selma, Ala., in 1965 after an African American voter registration drive.
Knoxville News Sentinel
Marching in the Arc of Justice: Re-Visiting Selma
A conference honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Selma Voting Rights Campaign
Join Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) President Peter Morales, the UUA Board of Trustees, voting rights movement veterans, and others, as we return to Selma to affirm our solidarity with all those engaged in the ongoing struggles for human dignity, human rights, and social justice. Read UUA Moderator Jim Key's Call to Return to Selma.
We're sorry but the conference is now full and registration is closed. However, you can still join us for the Sunday tour from Birmingham to Selma (via Montgomery) for the historic march re-enactment (or participate in alternative activities shown below).
Thanks to our generous donors through our Faithify campaign, the Unitarian Universalist Funding Program, and the Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice, scholarships are now available to help those who need financial assistance to join us. Preference will be given to youth (accompanied by adults), young adults, people of color, and civil rights movement veterans. Scholarship application has been extended to Jan 25, 2015.
Alternative ways to participate in the Selma commemoration
What is the Living Legacy Project?
The 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
The Living Legacy Project Board
The Rev. Hope Johnson, President; Reggie Harris, Member, Music Director; Annette Marquis, Treasurer;
Janice Marie Johnson, Member; Gordon Gibson, Member
For bios, visit, Leadership Bios
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