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Clevlanders March For Rev. Dr M. L King's Call To Action

The Greater Cleveland chapter of the Nation Action Netwok held its 56th Annual Mach For Action- on the date the Rev. Dr. Martin L King, Jr was assasinated. 2. The Warrensville High School Band and Sterepers- under the direction ofDonshon Wilson- kicked off the Annual March for Action down East 105th St inthe Cleveland's Glennville ares.

(Cleveland, OH) -- NAN is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the nation with over 100 chapters throughout the United States and England; founded in 1991 by Rev. Al Sharpton and works within the spirit and tradition of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


The Greater Cleveland Chapter National Action Network (GCCNAN) President Marcia L. Thomas McCoy, held a 56th Anniversary March in Memory of the 6:05 p.m. Thursday Assassination April 4, 1968 of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


This commemorative year GCCNAN went above and beyond the call of action by including a replica of the Rosa Parks Bus, the Edmund Pettus Bridge and a Brown Bagged Meal for all persons that exited the program.


Sequencer to the Program GCCNAN was able to have as its Mistress of Ceremonies one of its continuing sponsors, Call & Post newspapers, the Astonishing, Extraordinary, Phenomenal, Remarkable, Outstanding, Noteworthy Talented and Gifted in her writings Ms. Danelle Edwards, serving alongside her as Master of Ceremonies was the Illustrious, Esteemed and Distinguished Detroit Metropolitan President, Mr. Fuqua-Bey.


Oh what a Day of Action. Donshon Wilson, band leader enlisted the renowned Warrensville Heights Band and Steppers. Adorned in their Royal Blue and White Uniforms led the marchers down the streets of East 105th, with a stop off and Photo Opt at the Historical Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church,

Pastored by 95 year old Rev. Dr. E. T. Caviness, who was this year’s Grand Marshall. Rev. Dr. E. T. Caviness was decked out in a white fur hat, matching white fur coat, blue suit jacket, white shirt, blue bow tie, white pants and blue shoes.

 The suggested  March commemorative colors for Thursday April 4, 2024 was Black- which represents resilience; Red- symbolize Innocent black lives shed throughout history; Yellow- to convey Optimism; and Green- for Africa’s natural greenery resources.


GCCNAN ended the memorial services with an arm in arm circle and the rendition of “We Shall Overcome.”


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