This weekend, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) will participate in the 14th Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage. The annual pilgrimage is led by Congressman John Lewis of Georgia and organized by the Faith and Politics Institute. Leader Cantor will be joined by a bipartisan delegation of Members of Congress as they pay tribute to Mississippi’s impact on the Civil Rights Movement:
"I am once again honored to join my colleagues Representative John Lewis and many others including Representatives Gregg Harper, Alan Nunnelee, Bennie Thompson, and Terri Sewell to remember a very important time in our nation’s history. There were so many heroes in the Civil Rights Movement who brought about the necessity of change to the status quo in Mississippi and across the South. They represent the courage and perseverance of John Lewis and so many others who were fighting for the pursuit of freedom and opportunity for all Americans. This is an opportunity to come together and pay tribute to these trying times in our nation’s history, and to learn from them. I look forward to visiting the historic sites in Jackson that played such an integral role in our nation’s pursuit of a more perfect democracy."
Last year, Leader Cantor participated in the Civil Rights Pilgrimage to commemorate the 50th anniversary of many pivotal movements in the Civil Rights Movement.