In June, NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks announced a historic march called “America’s Journey for Justiceâ€ to restore voting rights for the country. It was an effort that turned into an 860-mile journey that began in Alabama—the state that brought the Shelby case to the Supreme Court, which struck down a key section of the Voting Rights Act—and ended today in Washington D.C.
– GWU NAACP (@GWUNAACP) September 14, 2015
The NAACP held a series of demonstrations, teach-ins, and training sessions from Selma, Alabama to the nation’s capital, venturing through Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia to bring awareness to communities where there are victims of discriminatory and regressive voting rights tactics.
The march included a coalition of partners, including the Democracy Initiative, Communications Workers of America, Common Cause, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, National Action Network, 1199 SEIU, The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Sierra Club, National Bar Association, and Black Women’s Roundtable, and National Congress of Black Women.
Check out highlights of the completion of the march from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial:
– Elena Nunez (@ElenaNunez) September 15, 2015
– Cornell Brooks (@CornellWBrooks) September 15, 2015
– Paul Holston (@Tru1P) September 15, 2015
– Rep. Bobby Scott (@repbobbyscott) September 15, 2015
– CommonCause (@CommonCause) September 15, 2015
– Eleanor H. Norton (@EleanorNorton) September 15, 2015
– James E. Clyburn (@Clyburn) September 15, 2015