For Colin, Dana Greene, and the liberation of Black and Brown Bodies
Day 1
September 21st — 2018

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I’ve thought long and hard about kneeling. What it means to me and why it’s so important to take that stance. When Colin Kaepernick first kneeled, I had no idea the impact one action would have on the way our society viewed acts of injustice. I, myself, was previously enthralled by the NFL, with no doubt that I would every year watch games with mere excitement in my veins. The response to this protest changed that for me. I realized the hate that yields as a response to wanting peace, equality, and justice.

Then came the story of University of Michigan student, Dana Greene, who kneeled on campus grounds for 20 hours straight in protest of racially insensitive issues that have and continue to occur on his campus.

From that point I realized that the power of kneeling was not just isolated to one man or one incident. Kneeling was a way to speak without speaking. A way to invigorate without provocation. A way to honor those left voiceless to things we are still fighting to this day.

Text by Le’Andra LeSeur
Documentation and Images by Joshua Solas