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Evanston rallied for Black lives today at Fountain Square

More than 1,500 people gathered in the hot sun crowding onto Fountain Square and spilling into the streets this afternoon for a powerful Evanston United Black Family Rally to Support Black Lives.

The event, scheduled for 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., went an hour long, with many attendees remaining until the very end.

Please watch and listen to every speaker who took the podium today.

The event was emceed by Michael Nabors, president, NAACP Evanston/North Shore and Pastor, Second Baptist Church.

In order, the speakers were:

Gilo Kwesi Cornell Logan, life-long Evanstonians, Logan Consulting and S.O.U.L Creations; Keith D. Terry; community leader

Corey Winchester, teacher, Evanston Township High School (ETHS)

Carlis Sutton, community activist, member of The Citizens' Network of Protection - Evanston, IL

Nick Davis

Evanston Police Department Chief Demitrous Cook

Liana Wallace, ETHS grad

Robert Bady, community activist

Judge Lionel jean Baptiste, founder and past chairman of the Haitian Congress to Fortify Haiti, former Evanston Alderman, and Cook County Judge

Jude Laude, life-long Evanstonian, board member, District 202

Ayinde Jean Baptiste, life-long Evanstonian, keeper of memory, systems thinker and sometimes artist, "who occasionally commits acts of journalism."

Dr. Hardy Murphy, former superintendent, Evanston/Skokie School District 65

Lauren Davis, ETHS grad and minister at Second Baptist Evanston

Kevin L. Brown, community activist, former manager of Evanston's Youth and Young Adult Division.

The Evanston/North Shore Branch NAACP, Chessmen Club of the North Shore, Inc., Black Evanston Men, Kappa Alpha Psi/Evanston chapter, and S.O.U.L Creations.

I'll be posting transcripts of all the speeches soon.


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