Sun., Oct. 28-Thu., Nov. 1, Jackson, MS. Plan to arrive by 4 p.m. Oct. 28 and depart on Nov. 1. (This trip begins and ends in Jackson, Mississippi. We will stay in Jackson all four nights and take day trips east and north.)
Registration now open here! $985 (double occupancy rate, per person) $1,175 (single occupancy rate, per person).
For more information, visit 2018 Mississippi Living Legacy Pilgrimage.
Did you know that the Mississippi murder of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old from Chicago, roused the resistance into a movement, that is, the American Civil Rights movement? Understanding what is happening in our world today means taking the time to learn our history, so we can more effectively work against 21st Century white supremacy. How else can we move to an equitable future?
Join the Living Legacy Project for a four-day direct experience of key elements of Mississippi’s civil rights stories. On this pilgrimage, you will:
- Deepen your understanding of what is happening today by learning about the courageous people who risked everything for the right to vote!
- Engage in in-depth conversations with veterans of the Mississippi Freedom Movement, like Mr. Hollis Watkins
- Meet the family of Vernon Dahmer, murdered by the Klan in 1966 in retaliation for his voting rights work near Hattiesburg, MS.
- Hear how the town of Philadelphia, MS, where three civil rights workers – James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner – were murdered in 1964’s Freedom Summer, has been transformed from hatred to love through the reckoning of its history. No more secrets!
- Explore the new Mississippi Civil Rights Museum to learn about the movement that changed the nation.
- Travel north through the Mississippi Delta to honor the legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, who attempted to desegregate the Mississippi Democratic Party as part of her commitment to ensuring that every Mississippian has a right to vote.
- Acquire a deep understanding of the 1955 murder of Emmett Till, a case that has just been re-opened by the Justice Department.