Civil Rights Pilgrimage with Blue Ridge District
posted on May 12
This October, Blue Ridge District will host their second annual pilgrimage through Montgomery, Alabama. Tours include Dexter Parsonage - home to Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1950s, National Historic Landmark Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, Legacy Museum, The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and the Rosa Parks Museum.
Below is a full itinerary for this year's trip. For more information and registration please email Blue Ridge District Administrator Anita Adams.
CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE 2023 itinerary
October 10th – 12th 2023
The purpose of a Pilgrimage is to journey, to an unknown place, to experience the life or lives of others, their culture, habitat, home, environment and expand their awareness. This experience can personally transform the Pilgrim.
Faith is taking the first step even when you didn’t see the whole Staircase
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
DAY 1 -
Departure Time: 7:30 a.m. from parking lot adjacent to Abernethy Church, 1418 Patton Avenue, Asheville 28806 (Driving time: estimated 7 hours WITH stops/Brunch 8 ½)
Restroom Break: 10 a.m. est.
BRUNCH: CRACKER BARREL, 12:00 EST
5580 Windward Pkwy., Alpharetta, GA 30004
Will divide Pilgrims into groups of 4 to accommodate – anticipated arrival between 11:30 – 12:00 EST
ARRIVE MONTGOMERY AL.: Est. 2:00– 2:30 PM CST
HAMPTON INN & SUITES
7651 EastChase Parkway,
Montgomery, AL 36117
3:00 – 5:00 PM
Visit Dexter Parsonage & MLK CHURCH.
Tour Guide Ms. Wanda Battle
on your Own
Many Restaurants to choose from located at the Shoppes at EastChase near Hampton Inn – (bus transportation provided)
HOT/COLD BREAKFAST at hotel- 7:30 AM CST
Ticket TIME: 9:00 AM CST
BOARD BUS & DEPART from HAMPTON INN by 8:30AM CST
The Legacy Museum
400 N. Court Avenue, Montgomery, AL
(3-4 hours Tour Time)
LUNCH on your Own
TIME: as you wish
Southern cuisine (menu changes daily)
Next door to Legacy Museum
450 N Court St, Montgomery, AL 36104
OTHER OPTIONS available within walking distance
NATIONAL MEMORIAL for PEACE AND JUSTICE
(1 hour tour time)
Facilitator Discussion- TIMOTHY JOHNSON, PhD,
417 Caroline Street,
Montgomery, AL 36104
Dinner on your Own (near hotel)
DAY 3 – (Check out/return home)
HOT/COLD BREAKFAST at hotel - 8:00 AM CST
ROSA PARKS MUSEUM
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM CST
252 Montgomery St.,
SELMA, AL – 11:30 AM CST
- First Baptist Church corner of Jeff Davis Ave. & Martin Luther King St.
- Brown’s Chapel, Martin Luther King St.
- Interpretive Center, corner of Water Ave. & Martin Luther King St.
- Edmund Pettus Bridge
Eat Lunch before boarding to return home.
CHICK-FIL-A (Dinner) - 8 PM EST
5180 Windward Parkway,
Alpharetta, GA 30004
Dining Room Orders Available Only.
ARRIVE ASHEVILLE - 11 PM EST
Peace my friends,
may the love of God go with you
May our Father guide your footsteps,
May the sun shine every day.
Peace my friends, may the spirit walk beside you.
May His grace be warm within you.
May you always find your way.