Local church leaders are urging residents to show up for a unity rally on Sunday.

In the news release the local ministers say

On the day that is considered to be the most segregated day of the week, faith leaders and their communities will join together this Sunday, June 7, 2020, to make a unified stand against racism.

The group will march from the Old Galilee Baptist Church on Williamson Street to the Little Union Baptist Church. The March begins at 1:30pm and there will be a prayer rally at 2pm.

Galilee Baptist Church is where the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King spoke about racial injustices and segregation when he stopped in Shreveport in the 1960's.

The news release adds:

The march will end at Little Union Baptist Church, where the late Dr. Harry Blake was beaten following a meeting and service addressing the many racial issues in the area.

Church leaders from all across the community are expected to attend Sunday's rally which will include speeches, prayers and songs.

If you plan to go to this event, you are urged to wear a mask, keep your distance from others and have no physical contact with others.