Portrait by Robert Shetterly courtesy of Americans Who Tell the Truth.
Activist, Singer, Filmmaker : b. 1985
“I removed the flag not only in defiance of those who enslaved my ancestors in the southern United States, but also in defiance of the oppression that continues against black people globally … I did it for all the fierce black women on the front lines of the movement and for all the little black girls who are watching us. I did it because I am free.”
Learn more about Bree Newsome on the Americans Who Tell the Truth website.