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Montpelier High School Says 'Black Lives Matter,' And The Nation Reacts

Montpelier High School's raising of a 'Black Lives Matter' flag has met with strong reactions across the country.
Ian Noyes
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Montpelier High School's raising of a 'Black Lives Matter' flag has met with strong reactions across the country.

The raising of a Black Lives Matter flag at Montpelier High School made news across the country and garnered a range of reactions from support to anger. We're talking about the deeper meaning of that symbolic action and how people have viewed it locally, statewide and nationally.

We're joined by Joelyn Mensah, a Montpelier High School senior and founder of the school's Racial Justice Alliance — which initiated the push for the school to fly the BLM flag — and by Mike McRaith, principal of Montpelier High School.

Broadcast live on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

Correction 2:20 p.m. 02/19/2018 An earlier version of this story misidentified Joelyn Mensah as a co-founder of the Racial Justice Alliance. She is the group's founder.

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