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

Bree-Newsome-jpg

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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s