MLK Day Moral Monday march/rally in Goldsboro today

Keeping the dream alive:

North Carolina civil rights leaders plan to honor Martin Luther King Jr. by holding a Moral Monday march in Goldsboro. Organizers said the march Monday on the King Holiday is the 24th Moral Monday protest since lawmakers left Raleigh in July.

North Carolina NAACP President William Barber is expected to speak at the 4 p.m. rally. He will also be in South Carolina on Monday morning as the keynote speaker at that state's King Day rally in Columbia.

Suffice to say, Reverend King would not be pleased with NC's recent civil rights record.

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Elsewhere in eastern NC

I spent the morning and early afternoon at Greenville's MLK march and rally at the court house. It was a march full of chanting, singing, and sign waving.

We heard from local leaders and elected officials about education, health care, criminal justice, unemployment & jobs, and voting rights. And we heard a special call to turnout at HKonJ like never before. Pitt County will be sending buses.