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Let The Healing Continue!
Re-published from a previous edition plus 2023 Updates...
On August 20, 1998, the Interfaith Pilgrimage stopped through Charlotte as part of their journey from Boston to West Africa. The Pilgrims re-traced the Middle Passage slave trade routes as they prayed for racial healing and atonement for past institution of Slavery in the United States, South America, and Europe. While in Charlotte, the Pilgrims took a customized Black Heritage Tour™ of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Among the sites visited by the Pilgrims was a former Slave church and three existing Slave cemeteries. Each year, Queen City Tourssm and Travel invites you to experience the re-creation of this special Charlotte Black Heritage Tour™ and Pilgrimage as individuals during the months of February - Black History Month, and June - Juneteenth.
Visit three existing Slave cemeteries, a former Slave church, and over 50 other sites of Charlotte Black/African-American history on this tour. Tours are scheduled daily in February - Black History Month, and June - Juneteenth - at 10:00 AM and 1:30 PM. Each tour lasts three hours and departs from the 7th Street Public Market in Uptown Charlotte located at 224 East 7th Street, next to the Lynx Blue Line Light Rail Station. Catch the Light Rail from one of their FREE parking lots south and north of Uptown/Downtown/Center City and SAVE!
This event supports the Pilgrimage Scholarship established in 2008 in honor of the late Pastor Jeff Lowrance of Hopewell Presbyterian Church and Civil Rights Hero Dr. Reginald Armistice Hawkins. Each year a college student studying or preparing to study African-American history is awarded this scholarship and must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. In addition, seats are donated by individuals, organizations, and companies that realize the importance of our underprivileged youth learning their history as opposed to becoming a part of negative history.
If you cannot attend you can purchase a digital copy of our Annual Pilgrimage Tour which is now available via download. You can also purchase a seat for underprivileged youth and donate your seat(s). To purchase your donated seat(s) on the 25th Annual QCT Charlotte Pilgrimage Toursm visit our site and indicate that preference in the notes to seller section. Your name will then appear on our web site as a donor and we sure do appreciate your gift of knowledge!