Dozens link up across the Coast to promote peace

Dozens link up across the Coast to promote peace

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - An effort to promote peace. That's what dozens were doing across the Mississippi Gulf Coast on Saturday morning.

Several groups gathered from Bay St. Louis to Oceans Springs to advocate peace. Part of the effort was focused on bridging the gap in race relations.

Tammie Gray organized the event. She was with a group in Pass Christian, spreading her message by holding signs and singing hymns. She said the effort shouldn't be considered a protest.

"We just want to let the world know that there's more to it than that. We need to stand together instead of divide. History has already happened. There's already been a division among race, and we don't want history to repeat itself. It's not about a particular side. It's about togetherness," said Gray.

Gray says she invited her friends and family to join her bridging the gap movement on Facebook.

She's thinking of putting together a similar event on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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