13th annual Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage

Congress-Selma
4:11 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

Governor Bentley Hosting Congressional Group

Governor Robert Bentley will host a reception at the Capitol for the congressional delegation, civil rights figures and other leaders.
Credit Sutherland Boswell / Wikimedia Commons

A congressional delegation headed to the Bridge Crossing Jubilee in Selma will spend Saturday in Montgomery.

The delegation led by Rep. John Lewis of Georgia will conduct a wreath-laying ceremony at the Civil Rights Memorial at 11:30 a.m. A spokesman said it will honor people slain during the civil rights movement.

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Alabama-Schoolhouse Door
4:55 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Lawmakers Visit Scene Of '63 Ala. Race Stand

Outside Foster Auditorium during the 13th Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage at the University of Alabama.
Credit Chris Pow / al.com

Members of Congress dabbed away tears while visiting the spot where former Gov. George Wallace made his "Stand in the Schoolhouse Door" against racial integration at the University of Alabama 50 years ago. Representatives and senators making a civil rights pilgrimage attended a campus commemoration on Friday.


They included Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, an Alabama native. He and others wiped away tears as Wallace's daughter, Peggy Wallace Kennedy, talked about her father never discussing the event with her before his death.

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