Read, Watch, Listen:  Preparing for the 2019 The Faith & Politics Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage

We invite you, whether you are a first time pilgrimage or a veteran of this treasured journey, to familiarize yourself with our past journeys, their purpose and the ways in which the pilgrimage can touch your life.  

Below are a list of books you can read, videos you can watch, and podcasts you can listen to that will bring the history to life through living luminaries of the Civil Rights Movement.  The Faith & Politics Institute is thrilled to shepherd you on this meaningful experience and provide the opportunity for fellowship and reflection.


Washington Post, Jonathan Capehart Walking with Giants of the Civil Rights Movement

Frye Gaillard Alabama's Civil Rights Trail: An Illustrated Guide to the Cradle of Freedom

Sarah Collins Rudolph The Fifth Little Girl: Soul Survivor of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing.

Carolyn McKinstry While the World Watched: A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Comes of Age during the Civil Rights Movement

Sen. Doug Jones Bending Toward Justice: The Birmingham Church Bombing that Changed the Course of Civil Rights

Taylor Branch a. Parting the Waters (’54-’63) b. Pillar of Fire (’63-’65) c. At Canaan’s Edge (’65-’68)

Congressman John Lewis a. Across that Bridge b. Walking with the Wind c. The March (Graphic Novel Trilogy)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Letter from the Birmingham Jail


CNN, Dana Bash,  Following John Lewis on civil rights journey 'touched by the spirit of history'

PBS, Eyes on the Prize, John Lewis:  Then and Now


PBS On Being, Krista Tippett and the John Lewis Love in Action