Peace Pilgrim

Peace Pilgrim

Egg Harbor City, NJ

Peace Pilgrim, born Mildred Lisette Norman in Egg Harbor City, NJ, gave up her name and all her possessions to embark on a pilgrimage for peace on Jan. 1, 1953. For 28 years, she walked across the United States with only the clothes on her back, spreading her message: “This is the way of peace – Overcome evil with good, and falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.” Her Steps to Inner Peace booklet has been translated into 29 languages and continues to be distributed to tens of thousands of people worldwide. She is also the first woman to walk the Appalachian Trial in one season.