Reclaiming Hope Through Remembering: A Memorial Pilgrimage to a Martyrdom Site

  • Chesnut Grove Baptist Church 610 Epps Bridge Parkway Athens, GA, 30606 United States

The Beloved Community: Commission for Dismantling Racism for the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta and The Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing invite you on a pilgrimage to the historic Chestnut Grove Baptist Church in Athens. The day’s activities will include a Liturgy for Martyrs at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church where the Rev. Naomi Tutu will preach. Following the service will be a screening of the documentary film 13th, as well as a tour of the Chestnut Grove School (founded in 1887) and the cemetery containing graves of slaves.

For pilgrims leaving from Atlanta, a bus will be available departing from St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Morrow, GA at 7AM. For those pilgrims traveling from other locations, plan to meet at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church (610 Epps Bridge Parkway) at 8:45AM. The cost is $10 and includes lunch.