Dr. Martin Luther King Commemoration Event Keynote Speaker: Bree Newsome. LIB 100 / 201 APPROVED!
Date and TimeWednesday, January 17, 2018
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
- Kirkhof Center » RM 2250 GRAND RIVER ROOM
A filmmaker and artist, Newsome was in the national spotlight in 2015 when she climbed a flagpole in Columbia, South Carolina - the state's capital - to lower its Confederate flag. Her action came shortly after the mass shooting of nine African American parishioners at a church in Charleston, South Carolina. She was arrested along with another activist and soon #FreeBree was a Twitter trend and $100,000 raised for her $3,000 jail fine. LIB 100/201 Approved
Bobby Springer, Director of Pathways to College