June 22, 1996 –
- 18-year-old Keshia Thomas of Ann Arbor shields a man wearing a Confederate T-shirt from an angry crowd during a Ku Klux Klan rally outside Ann Arbor’s city hall.
Thomas, who won national attention for her act, later said:
“People don’t have to remember my name. I just want them to remember that I did the right thing.”
By Pulitzer Prize-winning commentator Leonard Pitts Jr. The Miami Herald, 29 June 1996