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Project Pilgrimage

Explore race, gender, and sexual freedom in the United States through this KBCS series produced in partnership with Project Pilgrimage.

  • Project Pilgrimage – Civil Rights Foot Soldier, Bob Zellner on Leaving White Supremacy

    May 6, 2020 Project Pilgrimage - Civil Rights Foot Soldier, Bob Zellner on Leaving White Supremacy
  • Project Pilgrimage – Jimmy Lee Jackson and the Fight for the Right to Vote

    February 18, 2020 Project Pilgrimage - Jimmy Lee Jackson and the Fight for the Right to VoteDuring the 1960’s, Jimmy Lee Jackson tried registering to vote multiple times without success in Marion Alabama.  These experiences activated him to take up the cause for the right to vote.  His efforts, and finally his murder, led to a march which resulted in Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama during 1965. Listen in on an interview ...
  • Project Pilgrimage – Medgar Evers

    July 2, 2019 Project Pilgrimage - Medgar EversThe NAACP’s first Mississippi field secretary, Medgar Evers was a civil rights leader who organized voter-registration efforts, economic boycotts, and investigated crimes perpetrated against blacks in the south. He was born on July 2nd 1925, and was assassinated at his home in Jackson Mississippi in1963. A group of participants from Project Pilgrimage listened to civil ...
  • Project Pilgrimage: The Last Slave Ship to the United States

    June 19, 2019 Project Pilgrimage: The Last Slave Ship to the United StatesIn May, the wreckage of the last slave ship to the United States was confirmed found off the shores of Mobile Alabama.  Attorney, Justice, and Historian, Karlos Finley, explains the significance of the slaveship, Clotilda, for the descendants of those enslaved people transported here inside it  in 1860. Finley also describes the remarkable community that ...
  • Project Pilgrimage: 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing

    May 22, 2019 Project Pilgrimage: 16th Street Baptist Church BombingOn September 15th, 1963, the 16th Street Baptist Church was bombed by the Ku Klux Klan, killing four young girls. This bombing marked a turning point in the United States during the Civil Rights Movement, and contributed to support for passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Dr. Carolyn McKinstry was 15 years old ...
  • Project Pilgrimage: Dr LaFayette- Equal Justice

    January 25, 2019 Project Pilgrimage: Dr LaFayette- Equal Justice90 years ago Tuesday January 15th 1929 Martin Luther King Jr. was born. At the age of 26 he became a key leader in the modern American Civil Rights Movement. He is well known for promoting non-violence. A way of life that Dr. Bernard LaFayette Jr., who worked with Dr. King, promotes to this day. While ...
  • Project Pilgrimage: Dr. Bernard LaFayette on Nonviolence and Forgiveness

    July 9, 2018 Project Pilgrimage: Dr. Bernard LaFayette on Nonviolence and ForgivenessThe signing of the U.S. Civil Rights Act act banned employment discrimination and outlawed segregation in businesses and public places. The fight for civil rights by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and many others, was crucial to bringing about the act. Dr. Bernard LaFayette worked closely with Dr. King and carries on his legacy today with ...
  • Project Pilgrimage: The Poor People’s Campaign

    May 22, 2018 Project Pilgrimage: The Poor People’s CampaignReverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. organized the Poor People’s Campaign a month before his assassination 50 years ago. Bob Zellner is a civil rights activist and author who actively took part in the original campaign and is a leader in today’s nonviolent direct actions. KBCS’s Ruth Bly spoke with Zellner in April, 2018 about ...
  • Project Pilgrimage: Dr. William Barber at the Selma, Bloody Sunday 50th Anniversary

    March 12, 2018 Project Pilgrimage: Dr. William Barber at the Selma, Bloody Sunday 50th AnniversarySeveral political leaders and activists from the civil rights movement commemorated Bloody Sunday in Selma Alabama Sunday with a Jubilee and a march across the Edmond Pettis Bridge. Before the commemorative march across the bridge Rev. Dr. William Barber spoke about the state of civil rights today in front of Browns Chapel where the original ...
  • A Project Pilgrimage Unmute the Commute: Freedom Rides

    April 3, 2017 A Project Pilgrimage Unmute the Commute: Freedom RidesWe ride buses so easily today that we may forget our nation’s history just 60 years ago. Today on Unmute the Commute, join us on a Freedom Ride. Produced by former KBCS News Director Sonya Green and Winona Hollins Hauge of Project Pilgrimage. Former Freedom Rider Dr. Bernard Lafayette will be in Seattle on April ...
  • Project Pilgrimage: The Right To Vote

    April 3, 2017 Project Pilgrimage: The Right To VoteIn 1961, Dr. Bob Zellner was a 20 year old student in Alabama when he joined a march to protest the murder of a black man who had registered to vote.  You’ll listen to him describe how this nearly cost him his life. Dr. Bob Zellner is a civil rights leader who hosts tours on the ...