SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Springfield NAACP posted on its Facebook page that Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. Day March will go on regardless of the weather.
The National Weather Service said about an inch of snow is possible Monday morning and temperatures will be in the 20s.
The march begins at 9 a.m. at Mediacom Ice Park.
Organizers of the local march are collecting socks, hats and gloves for school-age children. They will also collect diapers for the diaper bank.
The path for the march is down the Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge and over to the Gillioz Theatre, where there will be a program featuring a variety of speakers and musical performances.
For those wishing to attend the program but skip the march, the Gillioz Theatre will open at 8:30 a.m.
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Our general monthly meetings are held the Third Saturday of every Month at 1:30 pm.
The youth meetings are held the Second Saturday of every Month at 3:00 pm.
All meetings are held at Midtown Library 397 E. Central, Springfield.
Youth Meeting starts at
3:00 p.m. on Sat., Saturday March 10
Adult General Meeting starts at 1:30, March 17, 2018
What is the NAACP travel advisory?
The travel advisory was created to warn people – people that might be affected– of the impending harms that could occur if they or their loved ones are in the state of Missouri.
Individuals traveling in the state are advised to travel with extreme CAUTION. Race, gender and color based crimes have a long history in Missouri. Missouri, home of Lloyd Gaines, Dred Scott and the dubious distinction of the Missouri Compromise and one of the last states to loose its slaveholding past, may not be safe. The Missouri State Conference of the NAACP followed Governor Greiten’s signing of this Jim Crow Bill – SB 43 – earned the NAACP advisory for the State of Missouri permanent until further notice. SB 43 legalizes individual discrimination and harassment in Missouri and prevents individuals from protecting themselves from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in Missouri courts.