Pilgrimage to Cambridge, Maryland
Furthering our commitment to Becoming Beloved Community, St. Michael’s Sacred Ground Alumni have continued their journey studying the racial history of the United States. As an expansion of our understanding of community, we have been learning about the history of lynchings close to home, as well as tremendous liberation borne out of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, especially in the examples of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass. Lay leaders who have been engaged in these conversations invite all parishioners to join us on June 3 for a pilgrimage to some of these sacred sites.
Led by the director of the Harriet Tubman Museum, we will experience code songs containing hidden messages for freedom seekers; visit Long Wharf, where kidnapped African Americans were shipped and sold; and significant points of the Underground Railroad, including Pleasant Cemetery, a night-time rendezvous point used by Tubman to start treks to freedom, far from the eyes of plantation owners and overseers.
Transportation to and from Cambridge and during the tour will be by charter bus. We will leave St. Michael’s at 8 AM on Saturday morning and return by 5 PM. Participants will need to bring their own bagged lunch. The cost for the day is $60, but scholarships are available. Please sign up here if you are interested in taking part in the pilgrimage, so we can make preliminary reservations. By indicating you are interested, we will include you in further communications.