Elijah Coles- Brown, 11, receives the Torah — a Hebrew scroll of the five biblical books of Moses — from Rabbi Amy Schwartzman of Falls Church during the VUU stop on the NAACP’s “Journey for Justice.” The Torah accompanied marchers on the journey.
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“The struggles (for civil rights) that our parents and grandparents fought still continue. Those who would take away hard-earned rights take note: A new generation has taken up the challenge. As we march on this America’s ‘Journey for Justice,’ we say to everyone, ‘We will not turn around!’ ”