BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Local serial entrepreneur, Calvin Mills, and community leaders led the inaugural Louisiana Suit March to the State Capital on Saturday, June 20.
The event took place as a sign of solidarity for the peaceful protests taking place across the U.S. against racial injustice.
The Suit March began at the Old State Capital and ended at the New State Capital, 900 North Street.
The event proudly represented a coalition of Black men who lead, educate, and serve the Greater Baton Rouge community.
Organizers leading the march came together over the unjust and inequitable treatment of Black people and people of color.
Mayor-President Sharon Broome, Louisiana State Representative Ted James, Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy J. Paul, and a representative from Governor John Bel Edward’s Office were in attendance.
A special performance by Grammy Award-winning artist PJ Morton closed out the event.
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