From WCHB – The 2011 federal observance day of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday, brought the 11th Annual NAACP ‘Day At The Dome’, a march and rally in protest of the Confederate Flag and social injustices in Columbia, South Carolina.
Mildred Gaddis of AM 1200 WCHB and over 125 Detroiters left no stone unturned in their trip down to Columbia, South Carolina.
Speakers at an annual rally said Monday the Confederate battle flag flying above their heads on Statehouse grounds is a symbol of the injustice that still exists 43 years after the civil rights leader was slain.
They hoped to rally support and awareness to newly elected South Carolina officials to take the flag down and concentrate education as well as initiatives that will put people to work.
“Take down that flag,” North Carolina NAACP president, the Rev. William Barber, shouted repeatedly to rounds of applause. As he went on to say the flag’s presence disrespects people not only in South Carolina but across the nation.
Watch the highlights of the march and rally below.