NAACP Holds Rally at Dodge Courthouse
Jul 6, 2011
Macon’s NAACP is continuing its protest against a Confederate flag outside the Dodge County courthouse. Tuesday evening, they took their concerns to the county commission.
The organization held a rally in front of the courthouse.
Those who attended called for Dodge County commissioners to remove the flag, which flies above a Civil War memorial.
Macon-Bibb NAACP chapter president David Booker also read letters to commissioners from Macon mayor Robert Reichert and city councilman Tom Ellington.
People who attended the rally said it’s time for commissioners to listen to their concerns about the flag.
"We don’t want our children to come up and have that legacy on what’s up on that flag," says Harry Hand. "We want them to feel unity and love."
"It’s sad, you know, that people can’t come together and agree on something I think is important," says Sandra Northcutt.
Booker says organizers plan to meet later this month and decide how the protest will proceed.
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