Pilgrimage to Montgomery | October 17-20, 2019

Pilgrimage to Montgomery | October 17-20, 2019

Pilgrimage to Montgomery | October 17-20, 2019


Montgomery Pilgrimage to The National Memorial for Peace and Justice and The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice is the nation’s first memorial dedicated to the legacy of enslaved black people, people terrorized by lynching, African Americans humiliated by racial segregation and Jim Crow, and people of color burdened with contemporary presumptions of guilt and police violence.

The Legacy Museum:  From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration is situated on a site in Montgomery where enslaved people were once warehoused.  A block from one of the most prominent slave auction spaces in America, the Legacy Museum is steps away from an Alabama dock and rail station where tens of thousands of black people were trafficked during the 19th century.    

Members of Grace Covenant will join with members of All Souls Cathedral for this pilgrimage. This pilgrimage is suitable for adults and for young people from 9th grade upwards.

Registration period: Registration will be open from March 11- April 8. CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM. The number of participants is limited to 15 (for each church) and a waiting list will be created once the slots are full.

Pre-Pilgrimage Expectations: Those making the pilgrimage are required to be present for at least three of four pre-pilgrimage meetings Tuesdays, May 7, June 4, August 6, September 3, and must be present for the pre-pilgrimage meeting on October 1.

Cost (covers bus, hotel, tickets for Legacy Museum and Justice Memorial):

  • Single occupancy: $720
  • Double occupancy: $475
  • any additional child, 9th grade or older, in same room as an adult guardian: $225/child (max 4 people per room).

Some scholarship assistance is available. Deposit of 1/3 (non-refundable) is due upon registration, second payment of 1/3 is due June 1, third payment of 1/3 is due September 1. Any cancellations made after September 1 but before October 1 will be eligible for a refund of the September payment. After October 1 no refund can be given, unless the space can be filled by persons on waiting list.

Questions?: Contact The Rev. Dr. Marcia Mount Shoop at mmshoop@gcpcusa.org.