Logan County’s newest billboard has a message: ‘Hate is not welcome here’

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Antenan said that although not everyone supports the Black Lives Matter movement, there is support for the overall message against racism.

“There have been racial charged situations in the past” in Logan County, said Antenan. “That’s something we want to combat.”



Resist Racism Logan County raised money for the anti-racism billboard installed in Lincoln on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.




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In addition to the Rev. Shelton, Monday’s speakers will include the Rev. Carolyn Coleman, associate pastor, Second Baptist Church; the Rev. Adam Quine, pastor, First Presbyterian Church; Ariel Dilworth and Jeanette Harris.

Music performers will include Kia Glenn and Quentin Brackenridge.


PHOTOS: Normal West Black Student Union holds protest

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Normal West Black Student Union and Bloomington-Normal NAACP members pose for photos before a march and rally on Monday, June 29, 2020, outside Normal Community West High School.




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Normal West Black Student Union President Jasmyn Jordan addresses the crowd during a march and rally, hosted by the organization, on Monday, June 29, 2020, outside Normal Community West High School.




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Bloomington-Normal NAACP President Linda Foster speaks during a march and rally, hosted by the Normal West Black Student Union, on Monday, June 29, 2020, outside Normal Community West High School.




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People applaud speakers during a march and rally, hosted by the Normal West Black Student Union, on Monday, June 29, 2020, outside Normal Community West High School.




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People listen to speakers during a march and rally, hosted by the Normal West Black Student Union, on Monday, June 29, 2020, outside Normal Community West High School.




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A young attendee listens to speakers during a march and rally, hosted by the Normal West Black Student Union, on Monday, June 29, 2020, outside Normal Community West High School.




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Normal Community West High School Principal Dave Johnson listened to speakers during a rally and march, hosted by the Normal West Black Student Union, on Monday, June 29, 2020, in Normal.




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Normal Community West High School 2020 graduate Morgan Taylor speaks during a march and rally, hosted by the Normal West Black Student Union, on Monday, June 29, 2020, outside the school.




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University High School student Adrian Mendez speaks during a rally and march, hosted by the Normal West Black Student Union, on Monday, June 29, 2020, in Normal.




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A young attendee holds a sign and listens to speakers during a march and rally, hosted by the Normal West Black Student Union, on Monday, June 29, 2020, outside Normal Community West High School.




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Normal Community West High School 2020 graduate Amara Sheppard addresses a large crowd during a march and rally, hosted by the Normal West Black Student Union, on Monday, June 29, 2020, outside the school.




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Caleb Mangruem, a Normal Community West High School 2019 graduate and current Illinois State University student, speaks during a march and rally, hosted by the Normal West Black Student Union, on Monday, June 29, 2020, outside the school.




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Normal West Black Student Union Vice President Justin Turner, 17, speaks Monday, June 29, 2020, during a rally and march hosted by the organization outside Normal Community West High School.




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Bloomington-Normal NAACP Second Vice President Willie Holton Halbert takes a photo of demands made by the Normal West Black Student Union, held by Normal Community West High School 2020 graduate Amara Sheppard during a march and rally on Monday, June 29, 2020, outside the school.




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A message is displayed as people depart Normal Community West High School to march to Parkside Elementary School on Monday, June 29, 2020, in Normal. The march was organized by the Normal West Black Student Union.




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People walk down North Parkside Road during a rally and march, hosted by the Normal West Black Student Union, on Monday, June 29, 2020, in Normal. The march went from Normal Community West to Parkside Elementary schools and back to West.




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A sign is displayed during a rally and march, hosted by the Normal West Black Student Union, on Monday, June 29, 2020, in Normal. The march went from Normal Community West to Parkside Elementary schools and back to West.




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A sign is held during a rally and march, hosted by the Normal West Black Student Union, on Monday, June 29, 2020, in Normal. The march went from Normal Community West to Parkside Elementary schools and back to West.




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People walk alongside North Parkside Road during a rally and march, hosted by the Normal West Black Student Union, on Monday, June 29, 2020, in Normal. The march went from Normal Community West to Parkside Elementary schools and back to West.




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People walk down North Parkside Road during a rally and march, hosted by the Normal West Black Student Union, on Monday, June 29, 2020, in Normal. The march went from Normal Community West to Parkside Elementary schools and back to West.




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People make their way down North Parkside Road during a march and rally, hosted by the Normal West Black Student Union, on Monday, June 29, 2020, in Normal.




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A sign is held in the air during a rally and march, hosted by the Normal West Black Student Union, on Monday, June 29, 2020, in Normal. The march went from Normal Community West to Parkside Elementary schools and back to West.




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A volunteer helps provide security for people crossing an intersection during a rally and march, hosted by the Normal West Black Student Union, on Monday, June 29, 2020, in Normal. The march went from Normal Community West to Parkside Elementary schools and back to West.




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People pass Maxwell Park during a rally and march, hosted by the Normal West Black Student Union, on Monday, June 29, 2020, in Normal. The march went from Normal Community West to Parkside Elementary schools and back to West.




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Onlookers watch people head down North Parkside Road during a rally and march, hosted by the Normal West Black Student Union, on Monday, June 29, 2020, in Normal. The march went from Normal Community West to Parkside Elementary schools and back to West.




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Normal West Black Student Union Vice President Justin Turner, 17, leads a chant during the organization’s rally and march down North Parkside Road in Normal on Monday, June 29, 2020.




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Normal Community West High School teacher Molly Sharer-Barbee showed support while watching people walk down North Parkside Road during a rally and march, hosted by the Normal West Black Student Union, on Monday, June 29, 2020, in Normal. The march went from West to Parkside Elementary schools and back.




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People hang a right off of North Parkside Road and onto West College Avenue during a rally and march, hosted by the Normal West Black Student Union, on Monday, June 29, 2020, in Normal. The march went from Normal Community West to Parkside Elementary schools and then back to West.




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People walk down West College Avenue during a rally and march, hosted by the Normal West Black Student Union, on Monday, June 29, 2020, in Normal. The march went from Normal Community West to Parkside Elementary schools and back to West.




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People stand, sit or kneel in silence during a march and rally, hosted by the Normal West Black Student Union, on Monday, June 29, 2020, outside Parkside Elementary School.




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People sit or take a knee in silence Monday, June 29, 2020, outside Parkside Elementary School in Normal during a rally and march, hosted by the Normal West Black Student Union.




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A passing motorist shows support for people participating in a rally and march, hosted by the Normal West Black Student Union, on Monday, June 29, 2020, in Normal. The march went from Normal Community West to Parkside Elementary schools and back to West.




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From left, Sydney LeGrand, 18, Sydney Griffin, 19, and Jordynn Griffin, 16, take part in a march, hosted by the Normal West Black Student Union, from Normal Community West to Parkside Elementary schools on Monday, June 29, 2020.




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Contact Lenore Sobota at (309) 820-3240. Follow her on Twitter: @Pg_Sobota

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