(WAFF) - Next month, America's Journey for Justice will kick off its 120 mile, 7-day march. The event will begin on August 1 at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Montgomery to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.
The march will feature rallies, teach-ins and a #JusticeSummer social media campaign. NAACP Alabama State Conference President Bernard Simelton will
carry the first baton of justice for this historic march. From Alabama, the group will march through Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia until finally reaching the nation's capitol.
The NAACP says the goal of the march is to "protect the right of every American to a fair criminal justice system…"
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