The Liberty County NAACP and Liberty County Minority Chamber are holding what’s being billed as a peace initiative, at 6 p.m. Tuesday on the Liberty County Courthouse steps in Hinesville.
The initiative is in response to events that took place Sunday in Charlottesville, Va., where clashes between protestors and “white nationalist groups” attending a “Unite the Right” rally led to the death of one person and injured at least 19, according to national media.
In a letter to community leaders, Liberty NAACP President Graylan Quarterman said Tuesday’s event is to ensure “the people of Liberty County that we stand as a community of peace and unity by holding a unified prayer vigil on our courthouse steps.”
The letter also said, “We understand that this will not completely stop the issues that we are currently experiencing as a nation, however it does show that we are willing to come together to build piece one day at a time in Liberty County.”
The NAACP is also hosting a “community mass meeting” to discuss race, religion and politics. That event is at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27 at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church.