Politics and Protest: Reflections from Charlotte, NC

Saturday, August 28 marked the 58th anniversary of the March on Washington, ushered in by the March On for Washington and Voting Rights march and the HBCU March of the Generations. These events are direct responses to issues related to policing, enfranchisement and civil rights; they simultaneously commemorate the work of forebears and demand change for the coming generations. This country is shaped by Black life, and as such, Black life is both commonplace and revolutionary: activism is community-building and celebrating as well as organizing and advocating. For Black people, life goes on, as does the struggle. NewsVision reporter Hadiyah Presswood reflects on a protest in Charlotte, North Carolina.