“We walked to this little house door intentionally, because while much has changed in the last 57 years, too many things have not,” Alabama running back Najee Harris told the crowd, wearing a “Defend Black Lives” T-shirt.
Droves of young people marched, bearing “Black Lives Matter” banners and signs.
“Today, I’m like a proud parent,” Saban said.
“I’m very proud and supportive of what they are trying to say in a peaceful and intelligent way.”
Marching students held up signs that read: “Until Black lives matter, all lives can’t matter,” and “Stand for something or fall for anything.”
“I’m only a 22-year-old man,” Chris Jones, a student, told march attendees. “But the things I’ve seen and experienced in my life have been enough for me to grow tired of the struggles people have to deal with in this society.”