Civil Rights Rally/March in Riverhead Saturday Jan 5

What: A rally and march protesting the threat to civil rights in Suffolk County, NY. Sponsored by National Action Network with Reverend Al Sharpton.

When: Saturday, January 5, 2008 at 12:30 in the afternoon.

Where: Criminal Courts Building, 210 Center Drive Riverhead, NY. see map below

Who: Supported by NAACP Branches on Long Island

Why: Miller Place resident, John White, a black man, was recently found guilty of manslaughter in the shooting death of Daniel Cicciaro, Jr., who was white. Questions have been raised by the defense attorneys, jurors, journalists, and observers regarding whether or not justice was served in this trial. Eastern LI Branch NAACP President, Lucius Ware said,
"the county of Suffolk has been pushed back by generations with this decision. This is a trial that would have been common in the Deep South generations ago. This case was soaked in racism from start to finish and every step along the way."
Rides available from NAACP office, 33 Flying Point Road, Southampton, NY leaving at 11:30 am Sharp.

If you plan to be at the rally and would like a ride email to:

or phone 631 287 7346 or 631 831 4966.

More Info: Dan Steiger, 631 831 4966

Yahoo! Maps - 210 Center Dr, Riverhead, NY 11901 - marked with "A"

Yahoo! Local - Maps

Recommended Reading:
'I have to die a man or live a coward' -- the saga of Dr. Ossian Sweet