Columbus group calls for justice as they head to DC for the "Million Man March"

Million Man March

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - As the cry for justice continues to ring out in Ferguson, Mo. one year after the killing of Michael Brown, a Columbus group comes together to prepare for what they're calling a walk for equality.

The walk comes with the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March in October, and their theme is "Justice or Else!"

The Millions More Movement Local Organizing committee said their message puts no blame on anyone race or people, but they do hope for equality for all.

"A black man in a white house is not justice, that's deception, and you can tell that because he's on his way out and were getting killed like it's going out of style, like he's never even been there," said Stephen Muhammad a representative for Minister Farrakhan.

Twenty years after the Million Man March, where organizers say millions met for equality and civil rights, the LOC group says there still hasn't been much change toward the black community.

Kurandi Daniels says she is standing for justice in our community for people like Christopher Thompkins, Kenneth Walker, and Zikarious Flint.

Ann McKenzie, Christopher Thompkins' mom, was in attendance. Her son was last seen walking away from his job site in Ellerslie in 2002. He was only 20 when he disappeared.

It's been 13 years and she has been working tirelessly to keep the case alive. 

"I want them to interrogate the workers and try to find out what happened," McKenzie said. 

"October 10 is just the buildup, it's going to give us the momentum, it's going to give us the energy that we need to go back into our community and do the work that's necessary," Latasha Hicks said.

"We're not just talking about politics, were talking about health, were talking about education, were talking about social welfare, were talking about looking out for each other, bringing back the love to our neighborhoods, reducing domestic violence, were talking about raising our children as a village again," said Dr. Hud, a community activist.

"Whether you are black white brown yellow or red if you love justice and you are for righteousness then come meet us in Washington DC on October 10th 2015," said Antonio Carter, a minister with National Joshua Generation. 

The group will host a rally on Saturday August 15 at 1 p.m. at First African Baptist Church.

They say it's not about protests and demonstrations, but about education. 

They're also trying to get 1,000 residents across the valley to join them in Washington DC this year. For more information on how to get on the bus contact Latasha Hicks at 706-593-5917.  

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