The 2009 Unitarian Universalist (UU) Living Legacy Civil Rights Pilgrimage, February 11-18, 2009, was more than a civil rights tour. It began and ended in Birmingham, AL, and included stops in Marion, Selma, and Montgomery, AL; as well as Meridian and Philadelphia, MS.
Visiting the sites of civil rights activity forty to fifty years ago and talking with veterans of that Movement affects one’s thoughts and feelings; it provided superb preparation for deepening one’s understanding and commitment for work on the issues of race, oppression, and injustice that still bedevil Unitarian Universalism.
The Living Legacy Pilgrimage brings together people to connect our Unitarian Universalist legacy of work in the Civil Rights Movement to the Unitarian Universalist Association’s (UUA’s) current commitment to becoming an anti-racist, anti-oppressive, multicultural institution and to understanding the responsibility of the UUA and our congregations in doing the important work of racial reconciliation where it is indicated and necessary.
Leaders of the 2009 Pilgrimage:
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Last updated on Thursday, August 23, 2012.
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Revs. Janne and Rob Eller-Isaacs in Birmingham, as the tour participants gathered.
Col. Stone Johnson, a veteran of the Birmingham Civil Rights struggle, spoke to the tour participants.
Lehna Huie, Jova Vargas, and Hannah Eller-Isaacs, young adults on the tour.
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