Hundreds expected to march tomorrow as leaders of the NAACP and African Methodist Episcopal Zion Churches of the Eastern District, other civic and religious groups, parents and student groups take part in a mass demonstration against the Wake County Board of Education’s planned policy change that they say will lead to re-segregated schools. Listen to an interview with NAACP’s Rev. Barber.
At the same time, the Northern Wake Republican Club has called for “164 solid conservative people” to attend the meeting to counter the NAACP’s rally.
Rev. Barber is calling for a mass non-violent protest tomorrow, asking for all to come in love, prayer, bring water, dress light and children – children will be placed in front of the march. They will march from the end of Fayetteville St. to Morgan St. beginning at 10am.
The theme of the march is: “For our children, we say no to re-segregation and yes to diversity, to school excellence -forward ever backwards never.”
Listen to the full interview.