Under a bright blue sky and in 60 degree temperatures, a social justice march attracted hundreds of people to Colonial Williamsburg Sunday afternoon.
The march, organized by the First Baptist Church and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, was one "big piece of our nation's healing process" from inequality and social injustice, according to Nathaniel Brown, external communications officer at the First Baptist Church.
The march went from the First Baptist Church, on Scotland Street, to Nassau Street, and ended under a large white tent at the corner of Francis and Nassau streets.
Under the tent, President of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Mitchell Reiss, the Rev. Reginald Davis of the First Baptist Church and other local ministers spoke of inequality.
The speakers mentioned slavery, segregation, troubles with law enforcement and shootings, but also spoke of the journey to gain total freedom.
"Let us go out with love being the operating principal," Davis said. "Maybe one day we can all say 'free at last.'"
Choirs from the First Baptist Church and Bruton Parish Church provided the music during the event.
Look to Wednesday's issue of the Gazette for full coverage of the social justice march.
Fearing can be reached at 757-298-5838.