Description: Living Legacy Pilgrimage

Living Legacy Pilgrimage

The Living Legacy Project’s mission is to provide experiential education about the American Civil Rights Movement that challenges, inspires, and equips people from diverse backgrounds and identities for justice work in their communities and beyond in order to create a just and equitable world free from racism and other systems of oppression.

The Living Legacy Project conducts pilgrimages to important sites in the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s as well as online programs about the Civil Rights Movement, the music of the Movement, and other topics related to voting rights and racism. Contact Annette Marquis (email), Director of Operations, for more information about a custom pilgrimage or program for your congregation or group.


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Name Living Legacy Pilgrimage
Authors Rev. Gordon Gibson, Judy Gibson, Annette Marquis, Dr. Janice Marie JohnsonRev. Dr. Hope Johnson, Rev. Carlton E. Smith, Reggie Harris, Rev. James A Hobart, Dr. Pamela Zappardino, Kristin Famula, Janiece Sneegas, and John Harris
Facilitators Pilgrimage leaders are historians, musicians, and educator who specialize in the Civil Rights Movement. In addition, pilgrimages include guest speakers who are veterans of the Civil Rights Movement or historians/educators in specific topics.
Publishers Living Legacy Project, Inc.
Intended Audience Adults and older youth who have some background in and understanding of racism and want to be inspired in today’s work for racial justice by lessons from the Civil Rights Movement. Ministers, religious educators, musicians will especially benefit from this pilgrimage experience.
Optimal group size 35 participants
Year of last revision 2022
Format In-person visits to significant sites in Southern US cities and towns, and online programs