She walked more that 25,000 miles, carrying in her blue tunic her only possessions. She crossed America for nearly three decades, bearing the simplest of messages: This is the way of peace--Overcome evil with good, and falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.
Peace Pilgrim talked about peace among nations, between people, and the most important Inner Peace.
Penniless, walking with no organizational backing, Peace Pilgrim touched the lives and hearts of countless thousands of Americans. Some were charmed by her simple but cheerful presence; many others were profoundly inspired by her message and her remarkable lifestyle.
Author's name was actually Mildred Norman according to reprint of LATimes article 1/2/86 inserted in tis book. She traveled by foot from 1953 t0 1981 when she was killed in an auto accident (on her way to a speaking engagement).