Selma to Montgomery, Alabama

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Selma to Montgomery
Alabama


United States

This pilgrimage route from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, USA, largely stays true to the original 50 mile path walked by 3,200 people comprised of citizens, civil rights leaders, clergy, and historians in 1965 famously led by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This march, attempted twice before its successful completion in March 1965, was pivotal in provoking national and international dissent for racial violence which led to the passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Throughout the week pilgrims will visit influential and relevant sites, share spiritual practices, meet local community members, create a collaborative art piece, and walk 5-15 miles together each day for five days.

Pilgrimage leader Michel Gribble and friend Thomas Hampton on the Edmund Pettus Bridge while scouting the Selma to Montgomery route. | Photo credit: Katie Archibald-Woodward

Beloved Community Pilgrimage Route | Photo Credit: Katie Archibald-Woodward

Beloved Community Pilgrimage Route | Photo credit: Michel Gribble

Pilgrimage leader Michel Gribble and friend Thomas Hampton on the Beloved Community Pilgrimage route | Photo credit: Katie Archibald-Woodward

Beloved Community Pilgrimage Route | Photo credit: Michel Gribble

Beloved Community Pilgrimage Route | Photo Credit: Katie Archibald-Woodward


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