- Associated Press - Thursday, January 23, 2014

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - The president of North Carolina’s NAACP is ending a statewide tour to mobilize for a march in February with stops in three cities.

The Rev. William Barber will speak Thursday in Winston-Salem, Greensboro and Burlington, completing a tour he began Jan. 14 to mobilize for the Feb. 8 Moral March on Raleigh and against the economic policies of the Republican-led Legislature.

Organizers of the Raleigh march say it will be the largest, most diverse mass protest in a Southern state since the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery in Alabama.

Barber also has spoken in several other cities during his tour, including Laurinburg, Plymouth, Goldsboro and Charlotte. On Wednesday, he visited Asheville and Brevard.

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