Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Washington D.C. - Day 1
The first day of the Pilgrimage we went to Washington D.C. to see the Capitol Building to learn about the nation, it's history, and connection to civil rights. I think this was a great place to start because it gave me a sense of what this nation definition of civil rights. This being the start of the trip really questioned the idea of rights and the founding principles this country stand by. Knowing that many of the original buildings and historical sites in Washington D.C., including the Capitol Building, was built by slaves in a system that did not cherish the sentiment "All men are created equal" had a impact on me. Seeing paintings of former presidents who had slaves and portraits of Christopher Columbus on the walls lining the building.