In Montgomery, we'll visit Maya Lin's Civil Rights Memorial at the Southern Poverty Law Center. We'll see where The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led his congregation and where the Selma to Montgomery March ended at the steps of the Alabama State Capitol building, and where Mrs. Rosa Parks chose to sit on a bus sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott, one of the most effective boycotts ever instigated.
Included in out visit to Montgomery is the newly opened Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration and The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, otherwise known as the Lynching Memorial.
We'll then visit Selma, where Bloody Sunday, Turn-around Tuesday, the death of Unitarian Universalist minister James Reeb, and finally the successful Selma to Montgomery March changed the course of history, although not before another Unitarian Universalist, Viola Liuzzo died at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan.
From there, we'll travel to Marion, Alabama, where Jimmie Lee Jackson was killed by a state police officer, and the idea for the Selma to Montgomery March was born as mourners considered marching Jimmie Lee's body to the state capitol in Montgomery.
Don't miss this important Pilgrimage!