NAACP President Visits Spokane For ‘Unity March’

NAACP President Visits Spokane For ‘Unity March’
NAACP President Visits Spokane For 'Unity March'

National NAACP President Benjamin Jealous was in Spokane Sunday for the first time. He was there to lead the ‘Unity March’ with the local chapter of the NAACP and anyone else who wanted to join.

This was, obviously, in response to the attempted MLK Day bombing on January 17th, in which Stevens County man Kevin Harpham has been named a suspect. Though that was on everyone’s mind, many in attendance expressed that this march and rally was about more than a bomb it was about coming together as a community to say hatred is not tolerated in Spokane.

Other Spokane dignitaries included the Spokane Chief of Police Ann Kirkpatrick, Mayor Mary Verner and Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich.

There were about 300 people total in attendance.