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AME Church Held Black Lives Matter March

Pictured above James McLawhorn, President, Columbia Urban League and Rev. Charles B. Jackson, Pastor, Brookland Baptist Church. Photos by Calvin Reese, Millennium Magazine.

Columbia, SC — A Black Lives Matter March was held recently by the Seventh Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

The June 20th march started at Allen University and ended at the State House.

Speakers included U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-SC); Mayor Steve Benjamin; Jerry Govan, Chairman of the South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus; Rev. Nelson B. Rivers, III, Vice President, Religious Affairs and External Relations National Action Network and Pastor of Charity Missionary Baptist Church; Brenda Murphy, South Carolina NAACP President; Mr. J. T. McLawhorn, President and Chief Executive Officer of Columbia Urban League; Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, The South Carolina United Methodist Conference; Bishop Andrew Waldo, Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina; Bishop Herman Yoos of the South Carolina Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; and Dr. Charles B. Jackson, Sr., Pastor of Brooklyn Baptist Church

“We are in unique times that require urgent moral action,” said Bishop Samuel L. Green, Sr., Presiding Bishop of the Seventh Episcopal District of the AME Church.

“The faith community gathered to push for policy reform to ensure that all Black Lives Matter in South Carolina.”

The march closed out their Juneteenth Week of Action which celebrated black lives and stand up against racial injustice in this country.

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