From left to right: Malcolm Jackson, Encinal High School in Alameda; Meriam Salem, Alameda Science and Technology Institute; Erin McGhee, Unity High School in Oakland; Jonah Lee; Congresswoman Barbara Lee; and Joshua Lee.
Three local high school students joined Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) in the recent 13th Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage. The pilgrimage of more than 20 Members of Congress included events, meetings and tours in Birmingham, Selma and Montgomery, Alabama.
This three-day passage, March 1-3, through living history demonstrated the powerful role that non-violence and courage have played in shaping the nation’s history. These annual pilgrimages have afforded more than 100 members of the U.S. House and Senate an experiential journey through the history of the American civil rights movement.