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MLK50: Memphis Sojourn

Tuesday, April 03, 2018, 12:00 PM - Saturday, April 07, 2018, 11:59 PM

As a soulful Sojourn of remembrance, this trip commemorates the life of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., marking the 50th Anniversary of his assassination, April 4, 1968, and the Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike. Through the lens of Civil Rights and the Poor People's Campaign, we will consider what it means to work for King's Beloved Community today. We will visit historic sites, hear from dynamic speakers, and engage in daily prayer. Upon return, participants are invited to share their experiences in community as we continue the pursuit of racial justice and renewal throughout the Baltimore-Washington Conference.

FEATURING • The National Civil Rights Museum• Stax Museum• Crosstown Concourse • Memphis Theological Seminary Teach-in • Beale Street • April 4 Commemoration Events

For Sojourn related questions, contact Rev. Claire Matheny.



Participants are responsible for their own travel to Memphis the morning of April 3. We will gather at Memphis Theological Seminary Tuesday at noon for lunch with a Teach-In to follow. We will conclude our time early Saturday morning, but there is an option to remain for a 1:30 p.m. Voices for Justice Walk downtown alongside some of the original faith leaders who supported the Sanitation Workers in 1968. 



**Registration has closed.  The maximum participation has been reached.**
Space is limited. Apply early.
$50 non-refundable deposit due at registration
We will be staying at St. Columba Retreat Center of Memphis
Shared accommodation is $570 + $50 deposit = Total $620
Single accommodation is  $790 + $50 deposit = Total $840
*Some young adult scholarship assistance available. Contact Cheryl Cook for more information.
*Directed Study is available for Wesley Theological Seminary students. Contact Dr. Stacey Cole Wilson for more information.



Memphis Sojourners are invited to attend two Saturday morning pre-trip gatherings for study, fellowship, and reflection.

February 3: The Beloved Community Took Kit with Dr. Anthony Hunt

March 10: “At The River I Stand” Documentary and Discussion


CHECK OUT MORE FROM BWC #MLK50 IN 2018 including a six-week Lenten Guide available January 15 in time for Ash Wednesday (Feb. 14)


Time: Thursday April 5, 2018 12:00pm