If you don’t know who Bree Newsome is, you need to watch her in action.
Even as the nation mourns and buries the victims of the Mother Emanuel shooting, the confederate flag that inspired their killer continues to fly over the SC Statehouse.
Bree Newsome – a black woman – had the courage to refuse to let this stand. In a heroic act of civil disobedience, Bree scaled the flag pole and TOOK. IT. DOWN.
FEMWOC supports her courage and we realize it’s not enough to simply post or click that support. Let’s put our money where our mouths are and help #FreeBree. We need to bail out Bree and James Tyson, the activist who was arrested with her — but also others who will follow them in taking peaceful direct action. Again and again, activists will take down these flags and put their lives on the line to defend Black lives.
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Symbols matter. #BlackLivesMatter #TakeItDown #KeepItDown
“An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law” ― Martin Luther King Jr.