Sankofa is a West African word meaning “looking backward to move forward.” During the four-day bus journey participants are paired with someone of another race as they travel through historic sites of importance to the civil rights movement.
Sites visited include the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, where four girls were killed and 22 other people were injured when Ku Klux Klan members bombed the church; the Edmund Pettus Bridge and National Voting Rights Museum & Institute in Selma, Alabama; and the Spencer Perkins Center in Jackson, Mississippi.
Cost is $425 for participants from ECC congregations and $525 from non-Covenant churches, which includes a $200 deposit at time of registration.
Visit the Sankofa website to register online or download a registration form. For more information, email Christine Buettgen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (773) 596-2489.