Bree Newsome and James Tyson Who Took Down the Confederate Flag in South Carolina to Speak at Warren Wilson College


The two people who took down the Confederate flag in South Carolina before legislators voted to officially remove it are speaking at Warren Wilson College as part of a series titled “My America, Whose America.”

James Tyson is a 2007 graduate of the school in Swannanoa. He’ll speak, along with Bree Newsome, who climbed the flagpole in Columbia, South Carolina.

They were arrested in June after Newsome came down the pole with the flag. Tyson was her spotter.

They acted after the killings of nine people at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina. A white man who posed with the Confederate flag is charged in those deaths.

Tyson says Warren Wilson’s focus on diversity helped shape him.

Source: The AP

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