As you know, people (White and Black) are marching in support of the
black men who are being shot and killed by white police officers,
and the police who were killed in Dallas. SCLC decided that we would
joined our black brothers and sisters and whites of goodwill all
over the country by rallying at Serenity Church, 2016 North Lee
Street here in Valdosta, at 10:00 Tuesday Morning, and then
motorcade to the courthouse for a march and rally. We expect a large
crowd, and would like very much for you, your family and friends to
Videos of the rally on the courthouse steps Thursday.
Please join me and SCLC at the Courthouse in Valdsota at 6:30 for a “Justice for Trayvon Martin” rally Thursday, March 22nd. Thousands of people all over the United States will be gathering, including thiousands in Sanford Florida where 17 year Trayvon was murdered, and the killer has not been arrested.
Come let your voice be heard: 6:30 Thursday, March 22nd.
Rally “Justice for Trayvon Martin” Floyd Rose, Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 22 March 2012. Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE).
Several hundred people, mostly labor union members, rallied Saturday
at the Georgia Capitol against the state’s new law targeting illegal
immigrants. It was the latest in a string of actions by opponents to
protest the law.
The Rev. Al Sharpton told the crowd the law violates civil and human
rights and will lead to racial profiling of U.S. citizens and others
who are in the country legally.
“We’re going to stop it here before it goes any further to other
communities,” the New York-based minister and civil rights activist
said. “We cannot have a nation where, based on your language or your race,
determines your rights. Your rights must be determined by the fact that
we’re all equal.”