For fifteen years civil rights leaders have gather on the South Carolina State House steps on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. This year, several thousand people joined in an early morning church service at Zion Baptist and then marched from the church to the State House grounds. There, supporters heard from well-known civil rights leaders from around the state and the nation. The theme this year was Demanding Justice; Standing for Dignity. Speakers urged rally goers not to become complacent and to fight for voting rights, equal education and to see the end of discrimination.
The keynote speaker was National NAACP President Cornell Williams Brooks. You can watch his speech in the video provided.
CREDIT: Palmetto Scene, 2015
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