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Kendrick Johnson Rally Draws Hundreds

Posted at 12:08 AM, May 05, 2013
and last updated 2014-03-13 13:16:42-04

VALDOSTA, Ga.-- Community members are looking for more answers into what caused the death of Kendrick Johnson.

On Saturday, May 4 hundreds of concerned citizens, the Valdosta State University and Morehouse College NAACP Chapters along with the National Action Network with Rev. Al Sharpton came together with the family of Kendrick Johnson to press for justice. 

A "Justice for KJ" rally was held at the Serenity Christian Church in Valdosta, GA. 

Serenity Pastor Floyd Rose said that he was humbled by the show of support for the rally. 

"It is empowering and not at all surprising that this number of people came out. Rev. Sharpton visiting us about this issue lends the visibility that we need," said Rose. 

The Rev. Al. Sharpton from the National Acton Network was the keynote speaker at the rally after delivering the Commencement Address at Florida A&M University earlier in the day.

Though there has been no resolution to the case, the Johnson family attorney, C.B. King  says that the family could pursue legal action later.

"Right now we have asked the Department of Justice to look into the case. We have not exhausted all of options available but there is no amount of money that could compensate the family for the loss of their son," said King.

Kendrick Johnson was found dead in the Lowndes County High School Gym in January. Days ago officials released a statement calling his death accidental.