Boston NAACP President & Youth Participate in America’s Journey for Justice
On September 15, 2015, President Cornell Brooks led marchers into DC after marching over 1,000 miles from Selma, Alabama to the nation’s capital. The march, entitled “America’s Journey for Justice” is a statement of direction action by thousands of marchers who are delivering a message to Washington electeds to restore the Voting Rights Act, address a failing criminal justice system and to deliver access and opportunity for that part of the nation impacted by the taint of race.
In July, Boston NAACP President Michael Curry traveled down to Georgia with three Pipeline to Leadership youth to join in the Journey for Justice…marching 31 miles over two days. Giro Garcia, Paris Clachar and Brianna Lindsey sought to share in the experience of those marchers in 1965 who challenged the barriers to voting on Bloody Sunday. “We marched for James Reeb, Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, Akia Gurley, Amadou Diallo, DJ Henry, and so many others who were unarmed and died at the hands of law enforcement,” said President Curry. ” “This is critical training for young people, who never sat at the back of the bus and therefore aren’t rushing to the front of the movement.” The marchers participated in teach-ins where they learned about the vestiges of racism in various parts of society. #justicesummer #bostonnaacp1911
Please spend some time learning more about this historic March by visiting: http://www.naacp.org/news/entry/president-ceo-brooks-americas-journey-for-justice-nc-rally-speech