RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Civil rights activists are focusing squarely on North Carolina's Republican elected officials at rallies marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
The state chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People held "Take the Dream Home" protests Wednesday evening in each of the state's 13 congressional districts.
More than 400 people participated in the Raleigh event. Speakers linked the cause of racial equality by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to the fight against GOP policies in state government this year that have led to several hundred arrests in civil disobedience.
The events came hours after Republican Gov. Pat McCrory released a statement saying the fight for equal access to opportunity isn't over, even as people disagree on how to reach it.