November 14, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Keshia Thomas, A Strong Black Woman

SOURCE: OURstory: Civil Rights Era


Unknown said...

Villagers - Strong women - it takes strength to show mercy. In this photo we see Keshia Thomas, 18, using her body to shield a man from protesters at a Ku Klux Klan rally in Ann Arbor, Mich. A crowd had begun to beat him with sticks after spotting a Confederate flag on his jacket.

"Just because you beat somebody doesn't mean you're going to change his mind," Thomas said.

Reggie said...

I can never see enough strong women of color......never.

Nappy Headed Hoecakes said...

This is an incredible story and incredible quote, "It takes strength to show mercy."