BLACK VOICES 01/31/2019 06:40 pm ET Updated 39 minutes ago Organizers will stage a rally to call for the removal of Confederate monuments and symbols on the eve of the big game. By Kimberley Richards A group of civil rights organizations is planning to hold a rally in Atlanta to denounce white supremacy, among other themes, ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl 2019. On Saturday, organizations, community members and activists will take advantage of the Super Bowl’s spotlight on Georgia’s capital to launch a movement calling for the removal of Confederate monuments and symbols in the state. Demonstrators at the “United We Shall Stand Rally,” set for noon at Piedmont Park, will also address voter suppression and police brutality, according to Richard Rose, president of the NAACP Atlanta chapter, which is co-sponsoring the event. “This Saturday will be a good time to highlight Georgia’s issues,” he told HuffPost. In the City Too Busy to Hate, it’s time to protest the injustices that are happening in plainsight. #NFLProtest #NAACP #SuperbowlLIII pic.twitter.com/EzcOl71sQT— NAACP Atlanta (@NAACPAtlanta) January 26, 2019 NAACP Atlanta released a statement on Facebook last week condemning the number of standing Confederate memorials in the state. The organization also singled out the largest Confederate memorial in… Read full this story
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