|Around 500 people showed up on the Burnsville town square yesterday afternoon for the Moral Monday event.. Oorganizers said the emphasis of the event was on the issues that effect rural residents. Three local speakers made comments about education, voting rights and health care. Special speaker was Ken Tyson. He is the author of "Blood Done Signed My Name". His books have won numerous awards, two have been adapted as films, and one as a play. He is the Historian for the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP.
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