Virginia residents embark on civil rights pilgrimage

July 7, 2018

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A group of Virginia residents from the Charlottesville area were expected to embark over the weekend on a pilgrimage to some of the most important civil rights sites in the United States.

The News & Record reports the group of about 100 people will make a stop Monday at the International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina. It will be one of several visits along the group’s way to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, which recognizes victims of lynchings.

Leaders of the group say Susan Bro, the mother of the woman killed when a car plowed into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, will be among those attending.

Mayor Nikuyah Walker and local teachers and students were also expected to take part, along with some University of Virginia faculty and staff.

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