On June 27, 2015 Bree Newsome, wearing a safety helmet atop her braids, climbed up the flag pole on the grounds of the South Carolina capitol,  unhooked the Confederate flag fluttering at the top, and climbed back down. She was calm as she was arrested by two police officers waiting at the bottom. 

Newsome removed the flag  ten days after white supremacist Dylan Roof murdered nine black worshippers attending bible study at the Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina. 

 

We check in with Newsome, a musician and filmmaker, on where she is now with her art and her activisim.

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