Activist Bree Newsome on taking down the Confederate flag and the legacy of oppression

In 2015, Bree Newsome, wearing a safety helmet atop her braids, climbed up the flag pole on the grounds of the South Carolina capitol,  unhooked the Confederate flag fluttering at the top, and climbed back down. She was calm as she was arrested by two police officers waiting at the bottom.  Newsome removed the flag ten days after white supremacist Dylan Roof murdered nine black worshipers attending Bible study at the Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina. She joins The Remix with host Dr. James Peterson to discuss where she is now with her art and her activism. (21 April)

Department: 

Africana Studies

Start Date and Time: 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 12:15pm