COLUMBUS, Ga.- The First African Baptist Church in Columbus opened its doors Saturday for a Momentum Rally to spread unity amongst the community.
The “Millions More Movement” Local Organizing Committees held the event to not only promote unity, but to show the community that it can depend on each other and promote the upcoming 20th anniversary of the Million Man March in Washington D.C. on October 10th.
After meeting in the church, attendees marched to the Muscogee County Jail to show they will not allow their fellow brothers and sisters to be put in jail.
Latasha Hicks, one of the organizers, said of unity in the country and city, “I think that we are getting closer and I think that it’s a tragedy that we’re getting closer because of the things that have occurred instead of united before tragedy hits us. We wait until a lot of negativity happens to draw us in, but because of everything that’s going on, it’s timing. The time is now. We have to start to unite.”