Ebony’s March is Wednesday

Published 8:17 pm Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The mother of the late Ebony Clarke, a Bainbridge woman who was shot to death outside her Broughton Street apartment in 2008, hopes people will come join her in rallying against violence.

Clarke died on Aug. 10, 2008, after being caught in the line of fire of a man who was shooting at another man during a street fight. Last August, a jury was unable to render a verdict against Antonio Greenlee of Cairo, who was charged with shooting Clarke, who was 21 and left behind an infant son, Ty.

Ebony’s mother, Barbara Williford, adopted Ty, who is now 2 years old. Just as Williford shows her grandson pictures of his mother to help him remember, she says she hopes the community will remember her daughter’s legacy by supporting efforts against drugs and gang activity in Bainbridge.

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Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m., Clarke’s mother and supporters will lead a march from the Bainbridge Housing Authority on Broughton Street to Willis Park in downtown Bainbridge. A program at the park will follow at approximately 4:30 p.m.

Representatives from local law enforcement agencies and local government officials will be present to help honor Clarke’s memory and provide education about what is being done to prevent and deter crime.