Dozens march against violence on MLK day

Photos by Dominick Bellipanni

Martin Luther King Jr. was the epitome of nonviolence.

It was fitting that on the day the nation paused to celebrate MLK’s birthday that Indianola would see dozens march against violence in the city.

While King marched against hate and violence perpetrated on African Americans, largely by whites in the 1960s, Monday’s march from Gentry High School to the Sunflower County Courthouse was organized in honor of the six in the city who died by gunfire in 2019.

The march from Gentry culminated in a program that featured pastors, city and county leaders and members of one of the victim’s family who spoke to the large crowd.

The event ended with a candlelight vigil in honor of the six.

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