"We have a strong case against North Carolina's voting law. Not only is the measure discriminatory, but lawmakers knew it would harm voters of color and passed it anyway."
Attendees will rally to defend the right to vote and to support a restoration of the Voting Rights Act.
As the march from Selma continues, there's a movement to end the most anti-democratic features of election law.
The Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits denying citizens the right to vote based on their "race, color, or previous condition of servitude."
Voter protection monitors will be in Florida, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin on November 4 to help clear any voting barriers.
"The hearing in North Carolina is one with national implications," said Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, president of the North Carolina NAACP.
"Their whole legislative agenda revolves around this one central idea: Weaken unions and increase profits for big corporations."
Wells was an outstanding civil rights activist and journalist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
nternational Women's Day, grew from the struggle of working women to form trade unions and the fight for women's right to vote.
Today in black history: Civil rights activist Jimmie Lee Jackson dies, becomes catalyst for Selma march
Twenty-six year old civil rights protester Jimmie Lee Jackson died this day, Feb. 26, 1965, from gunshot wounds inflicted by Alabama State Trooper after marching in a peaceful protest.