June 2016 Pilgrimage

Welcome to Kim-Marie’s pilgrimage blog. Thank you for your time and interest.

I’ll post monthly blogs as I write a travel memoir, titled: Ancestral Footsteps: Honoring Africans of the Middle Passage,  A Pilgrimage to U.S. Historic Transatlantic Slave Trade Ports circa 1601 – 1860s. The companion website is : http://www.pilgrimage2USslaveports.com.

About today’s post

Read about research sources, the pilgrimage purpose, and meet some of the people I met on the June 2016 sojourn through Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia, the first of three separate trips I’ll make this year.

Accounts of what transpired at the thirteen historic slave trade port sites during June are a work-in-progress for the travel memoir and will be posted later.

There are at least fourteen more states and twenty more ports to honor on this one-woman sojourn. In autumn 2016 I’ll traverse ports from Maine to Maryland. Before Midwest snow flurries are forecast I’ll resume the pilgrimage toward Florida and Gulf States. Continue reading