The Common Good

2013 Civil Rights Pilgrimage

by Sandi Villarreal

Dr. Sharon Malone, sister of Vivan Malone Jones and wife of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, speaks to the delegation at the University of Alabama.   Photo by Sandi Villarreal / Sojourners for The Faith and Politics InstituteRep. Spencer Bachus shows around Sen. Kay Hagan and Congressman Steny Hoyer.  Photo by Sandi Villarreal / Sojourners for The Faith and Politics InstitutePeter Yarrow of Peter Paul, and Mary  Photo by Sandi Villarreal / Sojourners for The Faith and Politics InstituteCongressman John Lewis answers student questions on the way from Tuscaloosa to Birmingham.  Photo by Sandi Villarreal / Sojourners for The Faith and Politics InstituteThe delegation on the steps of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church.   Photo by Sandi Villarreal / Sojourners for The Faith and Politics InstituteKelly Ingram Park  Photo by Sandi Villarreal / Sojourners for The Faith and Politics InstituteHalf of the delegation toured Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Dexter church parsonage.  Photo by Sandi Villarreal / Sojourners for The Faith and Politics InstituteDexter Avenue Baptist Church. Photo by Sandi Villarreal / Sojourners for The Faith and Politics InstituteThe delegation processes to the Civil Rights Memorial to lay a wreath.  Photo by Sandi Villarreal / Sojourners for The Faith and Politics InstituteThe delegation processes to the Civil Rights Memorial to lay a wreath.   Photo by Sandi Villarreal / Sojourners for The Faith and Politics InstituteDelegations lay a wreath at the Civil Rights Memorial.   Photo by Sandi Villarreal / Sojourners for The Faith and Politics InstituteAfter an embrace, Congressman John Lewis shows the badge Police Chief Kevin Murphy took off his uniform and gave him.  Photo by Sandi Villarreal / Sojourners for The Faith and Politics InstituteMajority Leader Eric Cantor speaks to the delegation, saying, "We'll return to Washington with a focus on what — together — we can do."  Photo by Sandi Villarreal / Sojourners for The Faith and Politics InstituteThe whole group at the Edmund Pettus Bridge.   Photo by Sandi Villarreal / Sojourners, for The Faith and Politics InstituteThe whole group at the Edmund Pettus Bridge.   Photo by Sandi Villarreal / Sojourners, for The Faith and Politics InstituteEdmund Pettus Bridge.   Photo by Sandi Villarreal / Sojourners, for The Faith and Politics InstituteRev. James Forbes of Riverside Church in New York City gives a rousing sermon at Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma.   Photo by Sandi Villarreal / Sojourners, for The Faith and Politics InstituteU.S. Attorney General Eric Holder addresses the group gathered to march.  Photo by Sandi Villarreal / Sojourners, for The Faith and Politics InstituteVice President Joe Biden is presented with the keys to the city.   Photo by Sandi Villarreal / Sojourners, for The Faith and Politics InstituteVice President Joe Biden joins Congressman John Lewis, Luci Baines Johnson, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Rep. Terry Sewell (D-Ala.) as they begin to march across the bridge.   Photo by Sandi Villarreal / Sojourners, for The Faith and Politics InstituteVice President Joe Biden joins Congressman John Lewis and the rest of the delegation to march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, "one more time."  Photo by Sandi Villarreal / Sojourners, for The Faith and Politics Institute

This slideshow features photos taken from the 2013 Faith & Politics Institute Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage to Alabama.