North Georgia United Methodists to Depart on Civil Rights Heritage Tour


Four busloads of North Georgia United Methodists will soon depart on a Civil Rights Heritage Tour. 

Organized by the Conference Commission on Religion and Race, Candler School of Theology, Clark Atlanta University, Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson and Bishop Woodie White, participants will take part from Cascade UMC, Peachtree Road UMC, Glenn Memorial UMC and Ben Hill UMC. United Methodists will completely fill the capacity of the annual tour offered by the SCLC Women. This year's tour matches the size of the largest group they have taken to date. 

The tour will include stops in Birmingham, Selma, Montgomery, and Coretta Scott King's family homeplace in rural Alabama. Notable landmarks the group will visit include the 16th Street Baptist Church where four young girls were killed in a bombing in 1963, the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Dexter Avenue Baptist Church where Dr. King served and a monument to Rosa Parks.