By Hannah Lester
This Saturday, Sept. 26, at Christian Care Ministries, join Lee County for the third annual MLK Youth Nonviolence Peach March and Rally.
The march will begin at 11 a.m. at 1000 Samford Court, Opelika and will last through 2 p.m.
Pastor Carolyn Morton will lead the event and march.
Morton has been fighting gun violence since her father was shot and killed in 1980.
The loss of her father was only the first in a string of gun violence tragedies for Morton. Her daughter and godson were shot, as well and Morton couldn’t take it anymore.
She knew something had to be done and said she wanted to turn the negative emotions and energy into something positive, so she created the peaceful event.
“We dedicate this march and rally to those that die by gun violence and the survivors too,” Morton said. “… I help support and promote: love, nonviolence, peace, justice and social change for the better in our beloved community.”