A Lenten Pilgrimage to Montgomery, Alabama

September 21, 2018
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  • April 3-6, 2019

St. Paul's Church in Carondelet and Christ Church Cathedral are organizing a pilgrimage to Montgomery, Alabama to reflect upon and be transformed by a visit to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum.

The museum and memorial, dedicated to the horrible legacy of racially motivated mob violence and lynching of African Americans, opened in 2018. More that 4400 African American men, women,m and children were hanged, burned alive, shot, drowned, and beaten to death by white mobs between 1877 and 1950. Millions more fled the South as refugees from racial terrorism, profoundly impacting the entire nation.

Stops along the way tracing the Civil Rights Movement will include:

  • Kelly Ingram Park, the site of organized protests and boycotts
  • the 16th Street Baptist Church's new statue memorializing the four girls killed in the 1963 bombing
  • a soul food luncheon in Birmingham
  • the Civil Rights Trail to Selma
  • the Selma-to-Montgomery Trail National Park Service Museum
  • the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma

The Rev. Rebecca Ragland will facilitate reflections during this pilgrimage.

More detailed information on costs and travel plans on the updated (9-26-2018) flyer linked below.


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Need more information? Contact Beth Felice, diocesan director of communications