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A Mighty Shout in North Carolina

posted on February 10, 2014

For The American Prospect, Barry Yeoman reports from Saturday’s Moral March, the kick-off event for the second year of Moral Mondays protests at the North Carolina legislature. Yeoman writes, “As the multiracial crowd assembled for a march to the old Capitol building, the Rev. William Barber II, the NAACP’s state president, stood on a podium with some of North Carolina’s civil-rights elders and called for a ‘pro-justice’ policy agenda.” He continues, “With the entire legislature up for re-election in November, the state NAACP and its allies call 2014 a critical organizing year. They’re hoping to build on 2013’s Moral Mondays, which attracted national attention partly because of the weekly arrests of religious leaders, physicians, educators, and elected officials who peacefully protested in a public building.”

Read at The American Prospect