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Peace Pilgrim (Mildred Lisette Norman)

Peace Pilgrim

Peace Pilgrim (July 18, 1908 – July 7, 1981) born Mildred Lisette Norman, was an American non-denominational spiritual teacher, mystic, pacifist, vegetarian activist and peace activist. In 1952, she became the first woman to walk the entire length of the Appalachian Trail in one season. She also walked across the United States to speak with those she would encounter about peace. She was on her seventh cross-county journey when she died. Starting on January 1, 1953, in Pasadena, California, she adopted the name “Peace Pilgrim” and walked across the United States for 28 years. A transcript of a 1964 conversation with Peace Pilgrim from a broadcast on KPFK radio in Los Angeles, California, was published as “Steps Toward Inner Peace”. She stopped counting miles in that year, having walked more than 40,000 km (25,000 mi) for peace. In the book, “Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work in Her Own Words”, she related that her physical journey began after having experienced a “spiritual awakening”, following a long period of meditation practice. She said that this awakening was a direct, mysticalexperience of the “creator’s” love. She claimed that this spurred her to then start her decades-long walking journey for peace. Her pilgrimage spanned almost three decades beginning January 1, 1953, in Pasadena, California. The Korean War was in progress. She continued walking for 28 years, spanning the American involvement in the Vietnam War and beyond. Peace Pilgrim was a frequent speaker at churches, universities, and local and national radio and television.

Expressing her ideas about peace, Peace Pilgrim referred to herself only as “Peace Pilgrim.” Peace Pilgrim’s only possessions were the clothes on her back and the few items she carried in the pockets of her blue tunic which read “Peace Pilgrim” on the front and “25,000 Miles on foot for peace” on the back. She had no organizational backing, carried no money, and would not even ask for food or shelter. When she began her pilgrimage she had taken a vow to “remain a wanderer until mankind has learned the way of peace, walking until given shelter and fasting until given food.” On July 7, 1981, while being driven from the Chicago area to a speaking engagement near Knox, Indiana, Peace Pilgrim was killed in an automobile accident. At the time of her death, she was crossing the United States for the seventh time. After her death, her body was cremated, and her ashes were interred in a family plot near Egg Harbor City, New Jersey.

Born

  • July, 18, 1908
  • USA
  • Egg Harbor City, New Jersey

Died

  • July, 07, 1981
  • USA
  • Knox, Indiana

Cause of Death

  • car accident

Cemetery

  • Germania Cemetery
  • Germania, New Jersey
  • USA

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