This eight-day experience starts in Birmingham, Alabama, where the 1963 bombing at the 16th Street Baptist Church killed four little girls, Denise McNair, Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley. We then travel to Montgomery to visit the Equal Justice Initiatives' Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice (Bryan Stevenson's lynching memorial). We'll visit Marion and Selma, Alabama, the center of the Selma Voting Rights Campaign and walk over the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge.
From there, we'll travel to Philadelphia, Mississippi, where members of the Ku Klux Klan killed three civil rights workers, James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman. We'll visit the new Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, and then head up the Mississippi Delta to the area where 13-year old Emmett Till was murdered, through Sunflower County, where Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer lived and worked, and then on into Memphis Tennessee, where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated and where the National Civil Rights Museum now honors his legacy and the legacy of all who fought for civil rights.
This Pilgrimage is a sacred journey unlike any other. Not only will you visit the historic sites of the Civil Rights Movement, but you will also meet some of the very people who risked their lives to secure everyone's rights. These foot soldiers of this Movement have not stopped working for justice, and they will inspire you with their courage, their resilience, and their persistence throughout all these many years.
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