Sat, Mar 09 | Union Missionary Baptist Church

Pilgrimage to Africatown

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Time & Location

Mar 09, 2019, 1:00 PM – Mar 10, 2019, 1:00 PM
Union Missionary Baptist Church, 506 Bay Bridge Rd, Mobile, AL 36610, USA

About The Event

Sister, Brothers, and Friends, you are invited to join the Pensacola Chapter of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship (EPF) on a pilgrimage to Africatown March 9-10.

The program will be based on oral history and artifacts from family memories and from personal experience. Some of the congregation are direct descendants of the Clotilda immigrants. Some Africatown residents spoke their language from West Africa into the 1930s. We will meet people as closely connected to that time and culture as anyone in the U.S. On Sunday, we will worship in the historic church.

The church will provide, at no cost to the pilgrims, meeting space, Saturday dinner, and the considerable effort of organizing and making the presentations. In return, EPF Pensacola requests freewill donations for the scholarship fund of the historic church. The pilgrimage will be limited to 40 people. We have reserved 22 rooms at $100 each (including tax) at the Fairfield Inn of I-65.

Make reservations with Bill Sloan at wmsloan35@gmail.com. Put “Africatown” in the subject box. You can also call or text Bill at 850-748-2314. EPF suggests making your donation with the reservation, which allows us to give it to the church as part of a lump sum. Make your check payable to William M. Sloan. Mark the envelope “Africatown” in bold letters and send to 1613 E. Jordan St., Pensacola 32503. Bill will send you a receipt for your donation. Also, anyone who donates $50 or more will receive a 22-page paper written by Addie E. Pettiway with close-up information and photos about Africatown not previously seen in more prominent work.

Event contact: Elizabeth MacWhinnie | biddyboop@gmail.com

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