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The second day (of seven consecutive days) of North Carolina's Moral Week of Action was again an intimate affair: some 100 people marched and rallied, which is about what the organizers are asking least up to the closing-day mass rally on the 51st anniversary of Dr. King's March on Washington (Thurs., August 28th at 5:30 PM, Raleigh's Bicentennial Mall). Coincidentally, y'all, that's also 3 days before Rev. Barber's birthday! Bring your ID...word has it the rally will be accompanied by a sit-in in Gov. McCrory's office.

If you weren't able to attend this second day (whose themes were Education and Criminal Justice), here follow a few of my favorite scenes. Thankyouverymuch! We're here all week! Y'all come on down. [Sadly, I probably won't be able to attend again until Thursday's rally -- anyone else want to pick up the daily coverage torch until then?]

Dear Gov. McCrory: don't shoot!

Another day of the Jericho March:

When we arrived at the State House, our flag was still there...but we are reminded that we are all POWs today in North Carolina:
Thankfully, the First Amendment is still in force... are the words of a justice-loving God:
Which brings joy to our hearts:
As do the little children:
Her button reads "I Am NOT An Imminent Threat!" (Speaker Tillis's new House Rule authorizes the arrest of anyone he considers to be an "imminent threat" of creating a disturbance).
And her buttons read...well, take your pick! (The real prize here is her "I Went To Jail With Dr. Barber" button. I have so got to earn me one of those. I'm dying to meet him.
Criminal Justice (Part I): 21 years ago she was arrested for doing something dumb. Today she's a certified accountant and holds a masters degree, but everywhere she goes she is told she's "unemployable:"
Criminal Justice (Part II): His personal story of the school-to-prison pipeline brought us all to tears. Fifty years old, he has spent more than half his life in prison for a non-violent crime. And today his brother is doing life in prison for a non-violent crime:
Exactly when did we stop all being God's children?
This is what it's all about, folks:
Gov. McCrory and Speaker Tillis, why is this door locked?
Man, can this woman sing. Keep your eyes on the prize; hold on!

Originally posted to DocDawg on Sun Aug 24, 2014 at 01:46 PM PDT.

Also republished by North Carolina BLUE, Barriers and Bridges, Black Kos community, and Support the Dream Defenders.

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