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NAACP marks anniversary with rallies

Organizers of the Moral Monday protests plan to hold rallies in Charlotte, Concord, Lincolnton and 10 other cities across North Carolina Wednesday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

The “Taking the Dream Home to Charlotte” rally will start at 5:30 p.m. in Marshall Park.

State NAACP President William Barber said in a news release that rallies in each of the state’s 13 Congressional districts will “bring to light the unconstitutional and immoral acts of the N.C. General Assembly and the influence their decisions have had on our local communities.”

In Concord, the rally will take place at the King memorial on Cabarrus Avenues. In Lincolnton, demonstrators will gather at the Lincoln County courthouse. Jim Morrill

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