Thursday, March 13, 2014
NC Forward Together / Saving OurSelves Voting Rights Rally
March 11th, 2014 - Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II and the Forward Together Movement welcomes the S.O.S. Coalition in Raleigh as its Caravan for Democracy makes its way from Selma, Ala. to Washington DC, leaving 49 years almost to the day after civil rights leaders were beaten for daring to organize for voting rights in the Jim Crow South. Many of the assembled carry signs that memorialize the efforts and sacrifices made at Bloody Sunday in March 1965, sacrifices that spurred Congress to act on the mass disenfranchisement of African Americans by passing the Voting Rights Act later that summer.