At the MLK ceremony at the Statehouse today, Dr. William Barber of the North Carolina NAACP told his South Carolina neighbors to keep up the fight against the state-sanctioned flying of the Confederate flag.
The flag is still a contentious issue for the state and national NAACP, who are protesting its high-profile presence on Statehouse grounds.
The flag actually flew over the rally that was held on the Statehouse steps. About 1500 people attended the event, which began with a prayer service and march in downtown Columbia.
A number of activities honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are being held thru-out the Upstate today. Pastor Curtis Johnson is founder of the MLK Dream Weekend in Greenville.
From Washington, Congressman James Clyburn, who marched with Dr. King, issued an editorial about heated political rhetoric versus the Kingian response of “working together.”