On Friday, March 4, 2016, a group of 18 congregants from Middle Church embarked on a three-day tour of historic Civil Rights sites in Atlanta, Georgia; and Montgomery and Selma, Alabama. Click the links below to view more photos!
On Day 1, we visited the King Center in downtown Atlanta, including Ebenezer Baptist Church and MLK's childhood home.
On Day 2, we traveled to Montgomery and visited the Rosa Parks Museum, the Civil Rights Museum, and the Freedom Rides Museum, followed by Dexter Ave. Baptist Church, where King served, and the Dexter Ave. Baptist Church Parsonage, the house where the King Family lived from 1954 to 1960 and which was bombed in 1956.
We spent our final day in Selma to honor the 51st Anniversary of Bloody Sunday, which took place on March 7, 1965. We visited the Brown Chapel AME Church, the Edmund Pettus Bridge, and the Memorial for Viola Liuzzo. In addition, we Skyped from the National Voting Rights Interpretive Center to offer the Prayer of Thanksgiving during Sunday morning worship at Middle Church.