Vigil Sunday for James Craig Anderson | Community Spirit
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Several area civic and religious organizations, citizens and communtiy leaders are gathering Sunday to hold a vigil in memory of James Craig Anderson.
Anderson was killed in a hit-and-run in the parking lot of the Metro Inn on Ellis Avenue, in late June.
The purpose of the vigil is to demonstrate a call to forgiveness and peace for Jackson, and to denounce what the organizations are calling a hate crime against Anderson, according to a news release about the vigil.
Several neighborhood associations in West Jackson that are "shocked and deeply distressed over this act," are planning the vigil, according to the news release.
Dozens of organizations are supporting the vigil, including: New Horizon International Ministries, Beth Israel, Pine Lake Church, NAACP and Capitol Neighbors Association
The vigil will begin at New Horizon International Ministries at 7 p.m. Sunday, which is one block away from the site of the crime at 1770 Ellis Ave. Participants plan to park at the church, walk to the site of the crime and pray.
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