Living Legacy Project
“The Living Legacy Project’s vision is a just and equitable world free from racism and other systems of oppression.”
About the Living Legacy Project
Mindful of this vision, the Living Legacy Project’s mission is to provide experiential education about the American Civil Rights Movement that challenges, inspires, and equips people from diverse backgrounds and identities for justice work in their communities and beyond.
Today, we offer the Living Legacy Pilgrimage and other experiential learning opportunities to deepen understanding of the Civil Rights Movement by visiting the sites where it happened and talking with the people who lived it.”
Educational Travel Adventures is proud to partner with the Living Legacy Project to manage registration and travel logistics for their pilgrimages.
“The Living Legacy Pilgrimage is a journey to meet the people, hear the stories, and visit the sites that changed the world in the Civil Rights Movement. This experience starts in either Birmingham, Alabama, where the 1963 bombing at the 16th Street Baptist Church killed four little girls, Denise McNair, Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley or Memphis Tennessee, where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated and is now home to the National Civil Rights Museum. Each journey is custom designed for the needs of the participants and/or groups and typically run from four to eight days.
The Pilgrimage is much more than a civil rights history tour. In addition to visiting historic sites, we meet veterans, many of them unsung heroes and foot soldiers of the civil rights movement. Additionally, we spend time exploring what today’s racism, white privilege, and barriers to equality look like in the towns we visit — and in our own hometowns. As a spiritual pilgrimage, we reflect on what we experience together so when we each return home we can apply what we have learned to make a difference in today’s world.”