An update from Ed, who is participating in the pilgrimage with his daughter, Janelle:

I have been involved in civil rights for over 30 years, and it was a pleasure that my daughter asked to go on the Civil Rights Pilgrimage.

Last year, I went on the pilgrimage while in Dr. Dennis Simon’s class. Two years, two groups, one message. The message is diversity. America’s greatness lies in its diversity.

As I lie in my bed to prepare for tomorrow’s events, I am in awe of how far we have come. I will now watch President Obama on TV. It is true, we have come a long way.