Experiments with Truth: Analysis

Youth propel Moral Monday movement in North Carolina

Tyler Swanson stood at the front of a line of youth, an 8 ½ x 11 picture of the A&T Four between his fingertips, listening as North Carolina NAACP President William Barber explained how they would approach the state legislature. A white hat shielded Swanson’s face from the June sun while his sunglasses hung from his collar, and he waited.

Since the demonstrations began, Swanson has traveled for over an hour from Greensboro to Raleigh to join the weekly “Moral Monday” actions against regressive legislation pouring out of the North Carolina General Assembly. Swanson, a rising junior at historically Black NC A&T State University, is one of the young people energizing the movement that has already seen hundreds of people arrested for civil disobedience.

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