Aug 24 to commemorate 50th Anniversary of March on DC

You are Cordially Invited to Attend

You're invited to join us in Jacksonville, NC on August 24, 2013 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington of August 28 1963. We gather at the Old Courthouse at 5:00 pm and march to Riverwalk Park.

CLARIFICATION: This is a commemorative event that will not be similar to the picket protest event in the tradition of Moral Mondays in Raleigh. The program includes speakers, performers and live music and will be celebratory. The public is encouraged to bring their picnic basket dinner.

Mayor Sammy Phillips has issued a Proclamation on the event. It is non-partisan and open to the public. The thrust is to honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy of an ever-continuous call for freedom, justice and equality. As the group marches from the courthouse to the park, there will no doubt be groups whose life work is a reflection that honors that legacy with their ongoing advocacy of Dr. King's dream. They will be walking behind the banners of their group carrying signs, for example churches, NAACP. Individuals may also participate in the march.

At the park there will be informational tables with literature educating the public on the current issues. One of the handouts will be on future Jacksonville Moral Mondays.

Moral Monday in Jacksonville, NC

Saturday, Aug. 24th 2013 at 5pm

625 Court St, Jacksonville, NC

The location is the site of the Old Courthouse at 625 Court Street. If you would like to carpool, click here so we have a sense of the number of folks going down. If you can drive, please provide on form the number you can take and any stipulations, e.g. non-smoking vehicle.

We will leave promptly at 4:00 pm from the mall parking lot just behind Chic-Fil-A and in front of Belks. Look for "ACTION" sign on my windshield for location of group.