Tour to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice & the Legacy Museum

Montgomery, Alabama

February 9-10, 2019

On February 9 and 10, East Tennessee Unitarian Universalists will travel together by bus down to Montgomery, Alabama, to visit two profound sites: the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and the Legacy Museum, both newly opened in 2018. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice is a moving site, commemorating the horror in our country’s history of lynching throughout the Jim Crow era. The Legacy Museum, a few blocks away, connects the history of slavery, Jim Crow, and current-day mass incarceration. Both are outgrowths of the Equal Justice Initiative, whose founder, Bryan Stevenson, is the author of Just Mercy. Sunday morning we will attend the 10:30 service at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church before returning home. This experience is appropriate for adults and for middle school and high school youth accompanying a parent. You can see this voyage as less of a tourist excursion, and more of a pilgrimage, as we reflect on what we will learn and encounter, with the help of Rev. Gordon Gibson, whose own experience of, and reflection on, the Civil Rights era has made him a leading human rights teacher in Unitarian Universalism.

The cost for each participant is $160. That includes travel by bus, one night at a hotel in a shared room, Saturday dinner and Sunday lunch in Montgomery and breakfast at the hotel. You can pay extra to have a single room. If there are a 3rd or 4th person sharing a room, those people can pay less.

To register and to pay, click here.