Civil rights activist Myrlie Evers-Williams to join flag change - - Jackson, MS

Civil rights activist Myrlie Evers-Williams to join flag change rally

Myrlie Evers-Williams.....Source: WLBT Myrlie Evers-Williams.....Source: WLBT

Civil rights activist and journalist Myrlie Evers-Williams, e widow of murdered civil rights activist Medgar Evers, will join advocates at a march and rally on Sunday, October 11 at 1:30 PM in Jackson in support of Mississippi Initiative Number 55, a state ballot initiative to amend the Mississippi State Constitution and remove the Confederate battle emblem from the Mississippi state flag.

The event goes from 1:30 until 5pm with the march beginning at 1:30pm at the intersection of JR Lynch Street at Rose Street and ending at the Mississippi State Capitol steps. The rally on the State Capitol steps starts at 3:40pm.

Also attending will be; South Carolina State Representative Jenny Horne, rapper, record producer, actor and Mississippi native David “Mr. Mississippi” Banner, Rev. Clyde Tate, Pastor of Greater Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Todd Martin, organizer with GetEQUAL Mississippi, Valerie Brown, civil rights advocate, Sharon Brown, Sponsor of “Flag for All Mississippians” Initiative Number 55 and other officials & dignitaries. 

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