Baltimore Students Protest For Anti-racist Curriculum: ‘We Don’t Know The Truth’
A’niya Taylor, a 16-year-old student at Baltimore City College, smoothed her green hair and held onto a microphone.
“This is not a moment, but a movement!” she shouted.
Taylor has organized protests before, for students bucking against climate change and, more recently, for young people resisting police brutality. On a recent afternoon she corralled a group of about a thousand teenagers in front of Baltimore School for the Arts, a public high school nestled in the city’s Mount Vernon neighborhood. The teens were bubbling; many hadn’t seen each other in person since March, when the novel coronavirus forced school buildings to shutter.