Journey for Justice
SELMA to MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA
“We come to Selma to be renewed. We come to be inspired.
We come to be reminded that we must do the work that justice
and equality calls us to do.”
- John Lewis -
the late Civil Rights leader and U.S. Rep.
Threshold Expeditions is excited to partner with the Civil Rights Race Series on the journey from Selma to Montgomery in Alabama. Join the Threshold team on this Justice and Action trip inspired by the great Civil Rights leaders of the past and the bold actions they took that continue to inspire and guide us today.
We meet in Montgomery, Alabama for a weekend of running, visits to meaningful historical sites and shared community. We will welcome you to Montgomery on Friday afternoon and get you prepped and ready for our 50-mile journey together.
The highlight of the trip is participation in the Selma-to-Montgomery relay race on Saturday. Our support vehicle will be out on the course, so you can run as much of the 50-mile journey as you wish. We anticipate some runners will want to cover the entire distance and others will prefer to split up the distance and relay with other runners in the group. Both options are available, and the whole team will reconvene in Montgomery in time for dinner.
Relax and recover from the race before we meet to visit The National Memorial for Peace and Justice and Legacy Museum. After our visit, we will share a farewell meal and take time to reflect on our time together. How will you carry these moments we’ve shared forward in your daily lives? But our story doesn’t end with our time together. As we say goodbye for now, may this time be a wellspring of inspiration and a source of light in humanity’s journey toward justice.
Use this journey to reflect on the bold actions and leadership that bent the “arc of the moral universe toward justice,”in the words of Martin Luther King Jr. We continue to contemplate how racism manifests in our own lives and how to achieve a more accessible, anti-racist and safe culture.
AREAS OF INTEREST
Edmund Pettus Bridge: The Edmund Pettus Bridge carries U.S. Route 80 Business across the Alabama River in Selma, Alabama.
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice: Informally known as the National Lynching Memorial, a national memorial to commemorate the victims of lynching in the United States. The memorial is intended to acknowledge past racial terrorism and advocate for social justice in America.
The Legacy Museum: Located in Montgomery, Alabama, that displays the history of slavery and racism in America. This includes the enslavement of African-Americans, racial lynchings, segregation, and racial bias.
Brown Chapel AME Church: The first AME church in Alabama, Brown Chapel was the site of preparations for the march to Montgomery.
Selma Interpretive Center: A welcome center, featuring a bookstore and civil rights exhibit.
National Voting Rights Museum and Institute: This museum displays items and stories relating to the voting rights campaign, from the beginning to the end.
Lowndes Interpretive Center: This museum is dedicated to those who peacefully marched from Selma to Montgomery to gain the right to vote.
3 days/2 nights, active journey exploring social change. March 2022, TBD, in history-rich Montgomery and Selma, Alabama.
Meet up location: Montgomery, AL.
Relay race offers optional distance run participation
Premier lodging at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Spa at the Convention Center
Single Occupancy Room
Breakfast x2, Dinner x2, Lunch x2
Special Events & Outings
Museum/Park Entries & Fees
Transportation flight to/from Montgomery, Alabama
This trip is part of the Threshold Expeditions Justice & Action Series. Use running as a vehicle for change and growth. On these journeys, we pick topics, places and opportunities for growth, kindness and action. Along the way, we might do an action event, work with a local activist group or learn from a destination's history.