• Robert Jones

Matt Watroba, Singing On The Living Legacy Tour

Updated: Sep 20, 2018

Retracing The Path Of The Civil Rights Marchers Fifty Years Later

Common Chords Co-Founder Matt Watroba

The Living Legacy Project/ Pilgrimage

In March of 2016 and March of 2018, I had the the privilege and honor to provide song leadership for the great work of The Living Legacy Project. I learned about it from my friend Reggie Harris, who, in 2013, became one of the original board members of the organization. The pilgrimage, which happens at least once a year, takes a busload of participants to visit and experience iconic places along the Civil Rights trail through Alabama and Mississippi. In addition to experiencing all of the important and historical places like the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham or the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, you also meet the folks who were there—and they tell you their stories. The folks at the Living Legacy Project have carefully cultivated relationships with dozens of these folks who are eager to share what really happened to them, making the pilgrimage much, much more than just a sight-seeing tour. My job was to keep everybody singing those powerful and moving songs. The project is always experimenting with trying longer and shorter outings. Please check out their website for information on upcoming pilgrimages and all the other great work they do..

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