In 1991 Daniels was designated as a martyr in the Episcopal church, and is recognized annually. He is memorialized in the Civil Rights Movement and other venues. The Diocese of Alabama and the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast organize an annual pilgrimage to Hayneville – this has been happening for at least 13 years. Many people from the Diocese of Atlanta go.
This year our area Episcopal Churches are arranging for our parish groups to go together. Rt Rev Michael Curry is scheduled to go – He is our new Presiding Bishop. It is a time of unity and remembrance. The city of Hayneville welcomes and embraces this pilgrimage as well.
More details will be posted about this trip as time gets closer.
CVEM will be taking reservations for travel to the Pilgrimage honoring the 50th Anniversary of Jonathan Daniel’s Death in Hayneville on Aug. 15.