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Upcoming Panhandle Event To Include Herman Cain, Former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll

Former Presidential candidate Herman Cain (left) and former Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll (right) are expected to participate in two-day event, that kicks off Friday in Pensacola.

During the Martin Luther King Weekend, some Florida lawmakers as well as some high profile speakers are expected to kick off a two-day event in the Panhandle Friday.

The “All Lives Matter” event kicks off with a dinner that starts around 6 Friday evening at the New World Landing in Pensacola. The Keynote speaker? Former Presidential candidate, Herman Cain.

Also in attendance will be fellow Republican Jennifer Carroll, Florida’s first black Lieutenant Governor, who used to be Governor Rick Scott’s second-in-command.

Saturday morning, the festivities will continue with a march at 9, ending with a wreath-laying ceremony. Republican lawmakers, Mike Hill and Blaise Ingoglia—also Florida’s Republican Party chairman—along with heads of local law enforcement will lead the march.

The event’s name, “All Lives Matter,” is a response to the “Black Lives Matter” social media movement, which sprang up a few years ago, after fatal shootings of black males.

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