The Piedmont Episcopal District of the AME Zion Church has joined in backing the July 20 NAACP rally and opposing the Wake County school board's elimination of the diversity policy.
In a Tuesday press release, Bishop George W. Walker, Sr., leader of the Piedmont district, said he was standing "in support of the North Carolina NAACP's call in opposition to resegregation." Walker had made the announcement at this week's annual meeting of the national NAACP in Kansas City.
The Piedmont district is comprised of 300 churches in the western and central part of North Carolina. The district also covers Jamaica.