March 21-25, 2018 Alabama Living Legacy Pilgrimage (5 days/4 nights)
We at the Living Legacy Project are excited to announce a very special opportunity.
We believe strongly in the power of this experience and are moved by the number of people asking for a shorter, more concentrated journey, that we are offering a “mini pilgrimage” from March 21-25, 2018. The focus will be on civil rights sites in Alabama.
This opportunity comes at a time of great urgency in our country as the very essence of civil and human rights are being challenged with every passing day and with every tweet! And yet, the spirit of freedom has not been silenced, as evidenced by the millions who took to the streets around the country, and around the world, to the sound of singing voices, pink hats and marching feet. This was and is today’s civil rights movement at its best! So, in that spirit, we invite you to join this journey that will have crucial elements of our weeklong Pilgrimage that has changed lives and hearts, but in a more compact form. You will meet people, hear stories, and visit sites that made the civil rights Movement an event that rocked the world.
This five-day, four-night pilgrimage includes the following:
In addition to visiting historic sites, we meet veterans, many of them unsung heroes and foot soldiers of the civil rights movement. As a spiritual pilgrimage, we reflect on what we experience together so when we each return home we can apply what we have learned to make a difference in today's world.
Now is the time to set a new agenda for gaining the knowledge and building a community of willing leaders who will stand in the gap as brave veteran of the civil rights struggle have done for so many decades.
Come take your place on the long trail of history. Come see, learn, sing and make a new way and stand up for justice.
The time is NOW! Your legacy is waiting!
General Registration is closed
$985 (double occupancy rate, per person)
$1,175 (single occupancy rate, per person)
FINAL REGISTRATION DATE is February 28, 2018. All registrations after this date will be confirmed on an availability basis only.
What does the fee cover?
The registration fee is quite inclusive, covering all lodging, meals, site admissions, and bus transportation during the Pilgrimage. You are responsible for travel to and from Birmingham, AL, and personal gifts, donations, suggested tips for the driver ($10 per day), tips for room accommodations ($3-$5 per day), and incidentals during the Pilgrimage. Access to ATMs is limited so please carry enough cash, credit cards, travelers checks, etc, to handle these expenses.
Transportation to Birmingham
This trip begins and ends in Birmingham, AL. Nearest airport is the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.
Birmingham is also serviced by Amtrak.
In Birmingham, we'll be staying at the
Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport
5000 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N,
Birmingham, AL 35212, Phone: (205) 591-6900
The Holiday Inn offers a free airport shuttle. Just call them for pick-up when you arrive.
Please plan to arrive at the hotel and be settled in by 3:00 Central Time. If you cannot get a flight to get you there by that time, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancellations before January 21, 2018, will receive a refund of all but a $50 administrative fee. Although we will do our best to provide refunds after this date, we might not be able to if we cannot refill your seat.
NOTE: The trip is dependent on getting a base number of registrations. We will make a decision about whether it's a go on January 21, 2018, so please don't make your airline reservation until after that date. Living Legacy Project cannot be responsible for trip cancellation fees incurred.
If we have to cancel the trip, we will offer a full refund.
Registration is now closed.
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Learn more on our blog
Read what one recent traveler said about her experience on
Read "Stories of Resilience" from our November, 2016 Living Legacy Pilgrimage
The Living Legacy Project partners with First Unitarian Universalist Church of Richmond, which serves as its fiscal agency.