Congressman Aaron Schock announced he will attend the 13th Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage slated to take place tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday. Schock will join with dozens of colleagues from the House and Senate for a bipartisan trip to visit historically significant sites in Alabama, including Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Montgomery and Selma. The pilgrimage has been called a "3-day passage through living history."
Schock calls it a special opportunity to experience pivotal moments in our nation's history with some of the very individuals who were there.
The pilgrimage will be led by Congressman John Lewis of Georgia, a renowned civil rights activist, who led the march 50 years ago. Lewis says the purpose of the journey is for members of Congress to come to understand the price that was paid just a few decades ago for the right to vote and greater respect for human dignity in America.
Joining Schock will be two high school students: Lydia Amissah from Richwoods High School in Peoria and Onsi Aaron Kamel from Springfield High School.