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The head of the nation’s largest civil rights organization will lead a march in Spokane on Sunday to commemorate the 43rd anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who was killed April 4, 1968. Benjamin Todd Jealous, president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, will speak at the Demand Justice and Promote Peace event, which will include a march from the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena to Riverfront Park. “We feel very privileged that he is going to come in,” said V. Anne Smith, president of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter. In addition, Oscar Eason Jr., president of the NAACP Alaska, Oregon and Washington State-Area Conference, will be a speaker. The event starts at 3 p.m./Kevin Graman, SR. More here.
Question: Would you feel safe marching in the parade Sunday in Spokane to commemorate the 43rd anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., only months after the bombing attempt?