What Does Nearly 100,000 North Carolinians Uniting Against an Extreme Right Wing Agenda Look Like?
Since historically taking control of both houses of the North Carolina General Assembly for the first time since 1896 and electing a Republican Governor, the conservative legislature of North Carolina has bullied their extreme right wing agenda into the homes and lives of the citizens. The progressive population of NC has felt embarrassed, helpless and often times hopeless during the past 4 years. They say that in the midst of adversity leaders step forward and for the people of North Carolina, NAACP President Rev. William Barber has been that leader. On Saturday morning Rev. Barber led the “Moral March on Raleigh” from Shaw University to the North Carolina State Capitol. Estimates have numbered the total attendees upwards of 100,000 trouncing the previous years total of 17,000. It was a beautiful show of solidarity with a powerfully diverse mix of people representing multiple backgrounds, races and causes. The people of North Carolina are clearly frustrated and prepared to unite in order to redirect this dangerous path the legislature has been constructing. “Forward Together, Not One Step Back!”
Oak City Hustle photographers Robert L. Brown and Seano were on the scene to document this legendary march on the Capital. Make sure to scroll through to see the beautiful series from Robert L. Brown.
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