Meeting features freedom fighter
Freedom fighter Takiyah Thompson from Durham, N.C., shown top center, spoke to a packed house at the Gainsboro Library in Roanoke, Va., on Feb. 24. Thompson faced charges for taking down a Confederate statue in Durham last summer, but the charges she and other defendants were on trial for were dismissed by the prosecutor Feb. 20 for lack of evidence.
The Black Liberation Month event was sponsored by the Roanoke Peoples’ Power Network. Other participants included people’s fighters from Lexington and Charlottesville, Va., and other locations.