Walk to Freedom
“Walking for the preservation of our civil rights”
Chronology of Ken Johnston’s Civil Rights Walks
7/2022 Long continuous walk from the Harriet Tubman Memorial statue, Harlem to Salem Chapel BME Church, St. Catharine’s Ontario, Canada, 454 miles. Completed September 10, 2022.
4/2022 Weekend segment walk, Retracing the Southern New Jersey Underground Railroad, Cape May to Burlington City, est. 165 miles
8/2021 Weekend segment walk, 170th Anniversary of the Christiana Resistance, North Baltimore County, Maryland to Christiana, Pennsylvania, 75 miles
4/2021 Weekend segment walk, Retracing the Underground Railroad, Philadelphia to Harlem, 131 miles
12/24/2019 Weekend segment walk, Poplar Neck, Maryland to Philadelphia, Harriet Tubman Christmas Day rescue, 140 miles. Completed February 28, 2020.
9/2019 Long walk – Isabella to Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, Second Anniversary of Hurricane Maria, 215 miles
4/2019 Long walk – Belfast to Derry, Ireland, 50th Anniversary of the Belfast to Derry Civil Rights March, 75 miles
Long walk – Selma, Alabama to Memphis, Tennessee, MLK50th, 400 miles
Weekend segment walk – Williamstown to Provincetown, Massachusetts, 274 miles. This was my very first walk. It was so exciting I had to keep going.