The NAACP’s Journey for Justice ended its march in the nation’s capital on Tuesday, September 15. CBC Chairman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) participated in the march across the Arlington Memorial Bridge and served as the keynote speaker on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
“The NAACP embarked on America’s Journey for Justice earlier this year to demonstrate that while we have in fact come a long way in the fifty years since 1965, it is evident that much work still remains. The Congressional Black Caucus is proud to stand together with the NAACP as we work to fight against discriminatory and racially motivated tactics that disenfranchise thousands of minority voters and work against ensuring equity and fairness in education and employment.
“We march today as our predecessors marched fifty years ago as an affirmation of our hope and a firm belief that our efforts will bring about change. We will not make progress in this journey for justice until all Americans share the same equity and fairness under the laws that govern our country.”
Led by NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks, America’s Journey for Justice was a historic 860-mile march from Selma, Alabama to Washington, D.C., that focused national attention on the criminal justice system, equal access to the ballot, and equity in employment and education.
The march involved nearly 1,000 miles since its start on August 1, 2015.