A Call For Justice At The Halls Of Justice
Louisiana NAACP State Conference President Ernest Johnson announced today at a press conference held at the Jackson Parish Courthouse that a statewide “Wake Up Rally” will be taking place on January 14th, 2012 here in Jonesboro, LA. This is the Saturday before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s next birthday.
Jackson Parish NAACP President Windy Callahan along with Jonesboro Mayor Leslie Thompson, Jonesboro Council Members LaStevic Cottonham and Devin Flowers, as well as Jena 6 attorneys Carol Powell Lexing and Louis G. Scott were among many others present.
Dec. 3rd 2011 March Postponed
The local march and rally session scheduled for today, December 3rd, 2011 in Jonesboro was postponed as a courtesy to allow participants from other parts of the country more time to prepare and organize. As word of the local rally became viral, Mr. Johnson suggested holding off until after the holiday season as NAACP chapters from around the state, Mississippi, Texas and Arkansas also desired to participate.
Today’s press conference in the video below is a Fount Online News exclusive, as local television stations KTVE Channel 10 in Monroe, KSLA Channel 12 in Shreveport and KNOE Channel 8 in Monroe declined invitations to attend at the scheduled time.
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