“But, this is appropriately a pilgrimage because it’s to ground made holy by the souls, and spirits, and sacrifices of the people who made the history. So, you take a pilgrimage to a place that’s spiritually profound, and life-impacting, perhaps life-changing. And it was that from the start. We called it that, and by golly, it was, it really was.”
–Reverend Doug Tanner, May 15, 2013
Founder and Chief Advisor, Faith & Politics
Organizing the First Pilgrimage
Reverend Tanner explains the origins of the annual trip to Selma.
Not a Delegation
The difference between the congressional pilgrimage to Selma and a congressional delegation.
Impact of the Pilgrimage on Members of Congress
How the congressional pilgrimage to Selma affects those who participate.
A Highlight from the 2013 Pilgrimage
Reverend Tanner describes an encounter between Representative John Lewis of Georgia and the chief of the Montgomery Police Department.
A Gift to the Nation
The significance of Representative John Lewis of Georgia to the movement, the country, and the Congress.
Transcending Partisan Identities
How the congressional pilgrimage to Selma brings Members together for a bipartisan experience.