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NAACP leads march through Kershaw County
NAACP March 1
Participants in a NAACP-sponsored march from Selma, Ala., to Washington, D.C., walk on U.S. 1 (Jefferson Davis Hwy.) near DeLoach Street in east Camden on Thursday. The march symbolizes the 50th anniversary of the famous Civil Rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. Participants, including Jewish rabbis, said they are trying to bring awareness of equal rights for all people, not just African-Americans. - photo by Gary Phillips
Motorists on U.S. 1 in Kershaw County may have been temporarily delayed Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning as a march organized by the NAACP worked its way through the county. The march commemorated the 1965 march from Selma, Ala, to Montgomery, Ala., the state capitol, to protest racial inequality, especially when it came to voting rights. This year’s march started in Selma and will end in Washington, D.C. Organizers said the march travels 20 to 22 miles a day and most marchers join for just part of the trip, as they have other job and family obligations.

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