Woman Saved Racist From Mob

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June 22, 1996 –

Black woman saves racist from mob
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.
keshia thomas

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


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