Local NAACP leading group to Raleigh march Saturday

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 5, 2014

A diverse local delegation is gearing up to board buses and join thousands of activists this weekend in Raleigh to demonstrate against actions taken by the N.C. General Assembly — namely legislation they deem regressive, partial and immoral.
The group will participate in the Historic Thousands on Jones Street People’s Assembly Coalition, or HKonJ, event that will accompany a massive “Moral March on Raleigh” slated for 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Representatives from the Salisbury-Rowan Chapter of the NAACP made the announcement Wednesday at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church.
“We’re here to challenge and protest the regressive legislation that’s affecting the South, and especially with our Gov. McCrory and the (N.C.) General Assembly,” local NAACP President Scott Teamer said.
Two charter buses — one sponsored by the NAACP and the other by student government association and student NAACP at Livingstone College — will be leaving from Walmart at about 7 a.m. Saturday.
For more information on how to get involved, contact Teamer at 704-640-0907 or Dr. Clary Phelps of Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church at 704-633-5057.
Read more in Thursday’s Salisbury Post.