MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) A Vermont high school says it’s making history. And it is doing it to kick off Black History month. Montpelier High School claims to be the first high school in the country to fly a Black Lives Matter flag.
Staff and students there say the flag represents safety, opportunity and justice. Students in the Racial Justice Alliance took turns raising the flag. They say it also shows support for African-American students at Montpelier High School.
The students say Black Lives Matter means equality to them. They feel they are not properly represented in the same way as their white peers. At least one student says education in black history is taught two ways: in the classroom by a teacher and at home through family and personal discovery.
On this February day in one of the whitest states in the country, a Black Lives Matter flag was raised.