COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - One local group held a "Black Lives Matter" town hall meeting less than a month before millions plan to travel to Washington D.C. for the 20th anniversary of the "Million Man March."
Tuesday night's guest speaker was Tony Muhammad, who is nationally known and one of the top student ministers for the honorable Louis Farakhan.
Muhammad said 60 years ago civil rights activists like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. fought for justice and jobs, and yet it's the very thing people are still crying out for today.
He also spoke about this year's theme of justice or else, and how though it includes a threat it's not meant to hurt anyone.
"The or else part don't mean kill Caucasian people, nor does it mean to tear down the American flag," Muhammad said. "But as a true patriot and a true American we must speak truth to power and responsibility to the victim."
The group will be taking a trip to Washington D.C. for the Million Man March on October 10.
For more information on how to get on the bus, contact Latasha Hicks at 706-593-5917.