A group of people gathered in Taylortown on Saturday, July 17 at a Good Trouble Voting Rights Vigil at 7:30 p.m.
The voting rights event was held at Johnny Boler Municipal Park on the one-year anniversary of civil rights icon and Congressman John Lewis’ death.
The nationwide candlelight vigil was hosted by the Moore County National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to promote the For the People Act, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, and D.C. Statehood to “protect the right to vote.”
Speakers included Paula Shelton from NAACP, Helen Probst Mills from the New Rural Project, civil rights attorney Alan McSurely, and spiritual leaders Rev. Paul Murphy, Rev. and Charles McKnight, among others.
DJ Almond Joy provided music for the event.