JACKSON, MISS– Mississippi’s NAACP is joining other NAACP organizations from across the country for a march from Selma, Alabama, to Washington D.C.
Derrick Johnson, Mississippi’s NAACP president, says Journey for Justice is about preserving the right to vote for all American Citizens.
“Mississippi, like many Southern states, had created barriers for certain populations in an effort to keep them from participating in democracy,” says Johnson, “every citizen has a right to vote.”
The Journey for Justice has different meeting points throughout the states. The 860 mile journey is broken down into different rallies and stops before finally meeting in D.C. People will meet in Alabama on August 1st, Georgia on August 7th, South Carolina on August 18th, North Carolina on August 23rd, Virginia on September 1st, and finally D.C. on September 15th.
For more information about the march, visit the Mississippi NAACP website http://action.naacp.org/page/s/america-s-journey-for-justice