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Civil Rights Pilgrimage – A 9 Day Journey of Growth and Discovery


We are excited to offer our first domestic pilgrimage: a journey across the South, from Atlanta to Memphis, where we will learn more about the Civil Rights Movement, visit the sacred sites where lives were lost and freedom won, and see the work that must still be done so that all people are guaranteed the rights and privileges of citizenship.

Getting There and Home Again: This pilgrimage begins in Atlanta and ends in Memphis. For those traveling by air, we recommend flying in to Atlanta and out of Memphis. The tour starts at the hotel, so you are responsible for arriving there by the designated time. We’re happy to help coordinate an airport transfer, if needed. Progressive Pilgrimage is also happy to assist with booking your flights, if desired. Please do not book non-refundable airfare until you have received confirmation that this tour has reached the minimum number of 12 participants. We will notify all participants as soon as that threshold is reached.

For those arriving in Atlanta by car, parking will be available at our Atlanta hotel (for a fee) for the duration of the pilgrimage. The bus will provide a return transfer from Memphis to Atlanta at the conclusion of the pilgrimage. On the registration form, make sure to indicate if you will be arriving in Atlanta in your own vehicle or if you will be flying in.

COVID Precautions: With CDC recommendations and the situation changing daily, visit the CDC website for the most up-to-date domestic travel recommendations. Currently the CDC says it is safe for vaccinated people to travel domestically without testing or quarantine, . We strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Pilgrims will be coming from across the country to join this group and being vaccinated is the best way to ensure everyone on the trip and everyone we meet stays safe. We will travel on a 56 passenger coach, but are limiting this trip to only 26 people, so we can maintain a 50% occupancy on the bus. We expect some indoor locations to require masks.

Civil Rights

November 5: Arrive in Atlanta
November 6: Civil Rights in Atlanta
November 7: Montgomery
November 8: Montgomery and Selma
November 9: Montgomery to Jackson
November 10: Jackson
November 11: Jackson to Memphis
November 12: Memphis
November 13: Depart Memphis


What’s Included

The cost for this pilgrimage is $2,195 per person, double occupancy. Single occupancy is available for a surcharge of $640. Group size is limited to 26 pilgrims.

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A $500 per person deposit is required at time of registration, payable online via PayPal or credit card.

Terms and conditions

Sensitive to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, we are offering the most flexible payment and refund policy we can. These terms supersede the standard cancelation policy found on the Terms & Conditions page. You can find our full Coronavirus update here.

  • Initial deposit fully refundable until July 26, 2021
  • Deposit non-refundable after July 26, 2021
  • Full payment due September 1, 2021
  • Between 34 and 59 days before the pilgrimage begins, 50% of balance refundable.
  • After 34 days, no refunds.

The pilgrimage officially begins at the Hampton Inn and Suites,161 Ted Turner Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303 at 5:00pm on Friday, November 5th, 2021 and ends in Memphis at 8:00 am, Saturday November 13, 2021. At the conclusion of the pilgrimage, travelers have the option of a free transfer to the Memphis International Airport or to return with the coach to Atlanta. Travelers should arrange their travel accordingly or can contact us for air travel arrangements. Progressive Pilgrimage is not responsible for any expenses incurred for travel to or from the destination and will not reimburse travelers for missed programming or other expenses if flights are delayed.

A $500/person deposit is due at time of registration, payable online via PayPal or credit card. Participants will be invoiced for additional payments which may be paid by check, ACH, or credit card. Credit card payments of the remaining balances will incur a 3% fee.

November 5, 2021 - November 13, 2021
From Atlanta to Memphis