SC’s King Day at the Dome rally going virtual in 2021

SC’s King Day at the Dome rally going virtual in 2021
Hundreds rally at the State House for King Day at the Dome (Source: Jason Raven)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - For the first time in more than 20 years, a South Carolina civil rights organization isn’t holding a Martin Luther King Jr. Day rally at the Statehouse.

The South Carolina NAACP will hold its annual King Day at the Dome celebration online Monday instead. The decision was made because of COVID-19 and before security officials closed the Statehouse because of national threats of violence in the days leading up to the presidential inauguration.

The NAACP is holding an event on Zoom starting at 10 a.m. Monday.

Guests include U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn and state epidemiologist Dr. Linda Bell.

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