Alexander Murphy Palmer (Alex) Haley (1921 – 1992)
Welcome to AMPeace Tours
The land now known as the United States of America has a legacy of peace that can be traced over 300 years, starting with the words and actions of its early inhabitants. In communities, towns and cities are stories of remarkable people living, giving and supporting peace.
Beginning with Washington, DC, AMPeaceTours™ identifies locations that represent those who have lived and worked for peace.
We remember them with a physical location to honor their work, their courage and determination to foster peace in their lives, their communities, their nation and the world. Their stories remind us that creating peace is ours to choose.
Share your story of peace. We are excited to have AMPeaceTours™ grow to include sites all across these United States – identifying places to visit and people from whom we can learn.
The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to a military solution.
Is America Possible? Where There Is No Vision, The People Perish.
Somehow, in a time like our own, when the capacity for imagining appears to be endangered, both by the technology of television and the Internet and by the poverty of public dreams, it seems especially crucial to introduce our students to the meaning of such a question as “Is America possible?” And it is absolutely necessary that they discover the significance of the biblical text: “Where there is no vision the people perish.”
Indeed, it is precisely in a period of great spiritual and societal hunger like our own that we most need to open minds, hearts, and memories to those times when women and men actually dreamed of new possibilities for our nation, for our world, and for their own lives. It is now that we may be able to convey the stunning idea that dreams, imagination, vision, and hope are actually powerful mechanisms in the creation of new realities — especially when the dreams go beyond speeches and songs to become embodied; to take on flesh, in real, hard places.