GREENSBORO, N.C. — People gathered outside the International Civil Rights Center and Museum Thursday evening to show solidarity with the people of Ferguson, Mo.
“I have a 23-year-old brother who, according to statistics, is the typical black man,” said Latobia Avett, who worries what happened to Michael Brown could happen to her brother. “As African Americans we’re fed up; and not just black people but people in general are fed up with police saying something happened and there’s no proof and they get away with killing someone just because.”
The crowd remembered Brown, the unarmed teenager shot and killed by Ferguson Police, with a moment of silence. The gathering was something similar groups around the country did Thursday night. In addition to speeches the group marched down Elm Street.
“It makes you wonder are we going to do something,” said Latoya Wright, who attended the rally. “We need to make a change and be in harmony but we need blacks to step up.
“That’s why I came here, to see if there was going to be a revolution, to actually see if we can get something started.”