CHAPEL HILL – The North Carolina NAACP’s “Taking the Dream Home” rally, an event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, is happening this evening at 5:30 in front of the Courthouse on Franklin Street. Speakers include former state senator Ellie Kinnaird, lawyer Tye Hunter, and Paige Johnson of Planned Parenthood.

Similar events are going-on simultaneously in the state’s 12 other congressional districts as well.

The rallies are also a continuation of this summer’s Moral Monday protests in Raleigh which resulted in more than 900 arrests in General Assembly. Thousands gathered then and “Taking the Dream Home” organizers hope the same energy will carry over to Wednesday’s event.

If it’s raining, the event will be held across the street in University Methodist Church.