Lawrence County demonstrated its strong sense of community again last week as citizens met in downtown Moulton to protest racial injustice and division in our country. In a time of such division, our community showed unity and harmony.

A few hundred people gathered on the historic courthouse lawn this past weekend to speak out against the tragedies that shook our nation in the past few months, including the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor.

Following Saturday’s rally, which was hosted by our county’s chapter of the NAACP, a special hour of prayer and worship was organized on the Moulton square the next day. K.C. Orr, who help facilitate the special service, posted to Facebook after the service commending his neighbors again for coming together in such a time of uncertainty.

“Lawrence County has its greatest days ahead,” he said.

Who can doubt it if we continue to serve as a beacon of hope for the rest of the world. If we can continue to move forward and prove that we want racial division and injustice to end in our communities, in our cities, in our county, in our state and in our country?

Lawrence County served as an example of what it is to come together and peacefully stand against the wrongs going on around us and even knocking on our doors. As our nation heals and moves forward, we hope Lawrence County can continue to lead and serve as an example by standing up for what is right.

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