King Day at the Dome 2012

On December 23, 2011, in Featured, News, by admin

 

On Monday, January 16, 2012, the South Carolina NAACP and members of the Statewide Leadership Committee would like you to join us in Columbia for the Annual King Day at the Dome March and Rally.  We are asking that every local celebration or effort honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. be held earlier in the weekend of January 13-15, 2012 or after 3:00 pm on January 16, 2012 to allow time for people to travel to Columbia and also have the opportunity to support any local commemorative event.

 

We need your active support in persuading our fellow South Carolinians to place greater emphasis on enhancing freedom, peace and justice here at home.  Our plan is to gather tens of thousands of concerned South Carolinians, including some of our neighbors from bordering states, at the State House in Columbia to support the cause of dignity for our children, seniors, families and those in need.  Together we must compel our leaders to do better, think more inclusively and act more compassionately in their attempts to govern.

 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an outspoken advocate for voting rights, and social and economic justice in America.  This national day of remembrance allows us to recall the sacrifices that were required to open our society to broader participation by all citizens.  We believe it is our duty and privilege to continue the work that Dr. King and others began to ensure that the promise of America remains available to all.

 

Engaging in positive direct action on Monday, January 16, 2012 is the greatest tribute that we could pay to Dr. King’s legacy and the noblest service we can offer to our fellow South Carolinians.  Please meet us at Zion Baptist Church, 801 Washington Street, at 8:30 in the morning as we prepare for the march.

 

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