The Historic Thousands on Jones Street group says it wants legislators to know they're opposed to a move in Wake County to do away with past socio-economic diversity policies in favor of sending students to schools closer to their homes.
Coalition members like the NAACP say that will lead to resegregation.
North Carolina NAACP President William Barber also has concerns about a move in the General Assembly to increase the number of charter schools allowed in the state.
"We are here to challenge the ultra conservatives of both parties who want to pass legislation that panders to old fears and old prejudices," said Barber.
The group planned to spend much of Wednesday meeting with the General Assembly's majority and minority leadership.