Saturday, August 12, 2017, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The Diocese of Alabama & the Diocese of The Central Gulf Coast are sponsoring the Annual Pilgrimage to Hayneville, Alabama on Saturday, August 12. This year’s pilgrimage commemorates the 52nd anniversary of the martyrdom of the Episcopalian Seminarian Jonathon Myrick Daniels and 13 others who were killed in 1965 during the summer of civil rights protests in Alabama. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Bernard LaFayette (pictured), a Civil Rights Movement activist, minister, educator, lecturer and an authority on the strategy of Nonviolent Social Change.
The Brotherhood of St. Andrew & Episcopal Church Women will be jointly sponsoring an air-conditioned, restroom-equipped luxury tour bus for those in our diocese interested in making the pilgrimage. The bus will leave from the Belmont St. parking lot at 7:00 AM returning at approximately 6:00 PM. The pilgrimage starts at 11:00 AM at the Lowndes County Courthouse Square and retraces the steps of Jonathon as he was released from the jail house to the grocery store where he was fatally shot as he took a bullet to prevent the death of Ruby Sales. The march then winds its way back to the Lowndes County Courthouse, where an all-white jury found the white deputy innocent in the killing of Jonathon Myrick Daniels. After a program in the courthouse, the bus will depart for Greenville, Alabama, where St. Thomas Episcopal Church will provide refreshments and fellowship.
Please bring your own bag lunch, plenty of water and a hat or umbrella to provide shade from the searing sun. The cost is $44 per person with a minimum of 30 people needed to make the trip. We will make several stops along the way to Hayneville, so if you are interested in riding the bus and can meet us on 29 North or one of the I-65 exits, please contact Joe McDaniel at 415-225-9066 or at . Please mail your checks to: Joe McDaniel 709 Roanne Lane, Pensacola, FL, 32505 and make the checks payable to "Christ Church Parish" with "Hayneville Pilgrimage" indicated on the notation line. The deadline for receipt of checks is August 1.