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Tea Party rally Thursday

A nationally known conservative will be at Willis Park on Thursday to participate in a local Tea Party rally.

Lenny McAllister, is an author, political commentator and guest on such outlets as CNN. McAllister has been noted nationally for his ability to provided strong conservative points of view from an African-American perspective that reflects both backgrounds proudly.

He is a leading force behind the political movement “Hip Hop Republicans,” a group mentioned by new Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele during his acceptance speech in January 2009. McAllister is the author of the new book, “Diary of a Mad Black PYC (Proud Young Conservative): Editorials, Essays and Articles from a Hip Hop Republican.”

The rally is scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Willis Park.

Organizers ask those attending to bring a blanket or lawn chair.

In case of rain, the rally will be held at the Kirbo Center at Bainbridge College.