Spotsylvania County, Virginia - Middle Passage a 68 year old America's Journey for Justice marcher, veteran and Colorado resident, fell ill yesterday while leading the march and was not able to be revived. He carried the flag every morning since we began in Selma and marched 920 miles. Mr. Passage embodied what America's Journey for Justice is about. Our hearts are heavy. His memory and spirit will be with us as we finish our journey to Washington, DC.
In light of this tragic event, NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks wrote the following statement: