Groups to march against death penalty

Tuesday, July 3, 2001 at 1:00am

Members of various Nashville churches and capital punishment foes will March from the State Capitol to Hadley Park beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday in opposition to the death penalty.

The Tennessee Fellowship of Reconciliation, a national organization based on the principles of Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi, is sponsoring the march along with Christian Peacemaker Teams, a politically active arm of the Mennonites.

Linda Manning, coordinator for the march, said the fellowship had been getting the word out to local churches through press releases, e-mail lists, flyers and radio shows.

Manning said the march is scheduled to stop at Bicentennial Mall for a history of the death penalty and then at the NAACP office on Jefferson Street for a reading from W.E.B. DeBois, one of the NAACP

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