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The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), Parks & Crump law firm, and the McMillian family will convene a national press conference to address the autopsy results of the late Marco McMillian, a Black mayoral candidate in Clarksdale, Mississippi, who was also gay. Family members and civil rights community leaders will demand a federal investigation by the Department of Justice. NBJC has secured Parks & Crump, the Trayvon Martin family attorneys, to represent the McMillian family. Patricia McMillian, mother of Marco McMillian, will be present.
Confirmed speakers include: Sharon Lettman-Hicks, Executive Director and CEO, NBJC; Derrick Johnson, President, Mississippi NAACP; Carter Womack, McMillian family spokesperson; Daryl Parks, Esq., McMillian family attorney, Parks & Crump law firm. Other individuals/organizations expected to attend and speak, including politicians, will be announced in the future.