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Jonathan Daniels Civil Rights Youth Pilgrimage

Thu, August 8, 2024 - Sat, August 10, 2024

High School Students are invited to join this Historical Pilgrimage

Visiting Atlanta, GA, Birmingham, Selma, Montgomery and Hayneville AL

Photograph of Jonathan DanielsJonathan Myrick Daniels (March 20, 1939 – August 20, 1965) was an Episcopal seminarian and civil rights activist. In 1965, he was killed by a special county deputy, Tom Coleman, who was a construction worker, in Hayneville, Alabama, while in the act of shielding 17-year-old Ruby Sales. He saved the life of the young Black civil rights activist. They were both working in the nonviolent civil rights movement in Lowndes County to integrate public places and register Black voters after passage of the Voting Rights Act that summer. Blest Jonathan’s death generated further support for the civil rights movement. He is a saint in our Episcopal Church.




Pilgrimage Guidelines

  • Open to high school students from congregations in our diocese. Students should be entering, in or just graduated from high school.
  • No more than two (2) students from one congregation.
  • $100 cost per pilgrim
  • Flying from LaGuardia Airport

Those who want to participate should contact Carla Burns at biblio999@gmail.com

Sponsored by the Anti-Racism Committee of the Diocese


Thu, August 8, 2024
Sat, August 10, 2024
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Anti-Racism Committee