FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Branch of the NAACP is scheduled to host Stop the Violence Stop the Funerals, Pick Up a Book Not a Gun march and rally from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 27 starting at the Corner of Pontiac Street and S. Anthony Boulevard to McKinnie Avenue.
NAACP officials issued the following statement regarding the march:
“We have lost more than 700 citizens since 1980 due to senseless crime and gun violence and we would like to do a Memorial Roll Call during the rally. We are asking family and friends of a loved one who was lost to violence to please contact us on the web at: fortwaynenaacp.org. You can also text 62227 to provide your info and receive updates from your local NAACP.