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    1:30 PM SUNDAY Blackstone police, with help from Nottoway Sheriff’s Office and Virginia State Police, secured several blocks of Main Street to accommodate approximately 75 area residents participating in Lewis Johnson’s “March Against Racism.” Two
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    UNITY IS THEME OF BLACKSTONE MARCH
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    LEWIS JOHNSON Event Organizer
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    DR. NEAL HOLMES Keynote speaker
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    BILLY COLEBURN Blackstone Mayor
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    LEANNE WATROUS Nottoway prosecutor
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    LESLIE HOUTS Prayed, read Scripture
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    MAE TUCKER Worried about youth
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    CINDY TAYLOR-LONGEST Questions fairness of meth plea agreements

UNITY IS THEME OF BLACKSTONE MARCH

Open dialogue on race follows peaceful procession

Seventy-five local residents held hands and prayed Sunday in the middle of Blackstone’s Main Street before walking together to the Town Square, where “March Against Racism” organizer Lewis “Peanut” Johnson couldn’t believe his eyes.

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