Hundreds attend SC NAACP 2019 MLK Day at the Dome event in Columbia

Hundreds attend SC NAACP 2019 MLK Day at the Dome event in Columbia

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - 2019 King Day at the Dome event brought Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Cory Booker to Columbia to speak.

The theme of the event was “Education First: Illuminating the Path to Change.”

The day started at Zion Baptist Church on Washington Street in downtown Columbia with a prayer service at 8:30 a.m.

Prayer service at Zion Baptist Church

The prayer followed by a march at 9:30 a.m. to the State House. A rally began at 10:15 a.m. Two of the speakers were Senators Cory Booker and Bernie Sanders.

Also in attendance will be Rev. Nelson Rivers, Vice-President, Religious Affair and External Relations, National Action Network, New York, New York and more.

You can watch the entire event here on WISTV.COM or on the WIS News 10 Facebook page.

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., asks a question of the chairman during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, during the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., asks a question of the chairman during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, during the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) (Source: Jacquelyn Martin)

Both Sanders (I-VT) and Booker (D-NJ) have been to events in the Midlands in the last several months. Sanders was the keynote speaker at an October 2018 Medicare for All Rally in Columbia. Booker was in attendance at an elected official’s cook-out in Orangeburg County in October 2018.

Both men are said to be considering runs in 2020 for president of the United States.

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