Bree Newsome, an American filmmaker, musician and speaker, will offer the Arkansas Tech University Black History Month 2021 keynote address during a virtual event on Wednesday, Feb. 24.
Newsome’s remarks, entitled “Tearing Hatred From the Sky,” will begin at 7 p.m.
The presentation will be accessible at https://bit.ly/3qv0sHM.
A native of Durham, N.C., Newsome drew national attention in June 2015 when she climbed a flag pole on the state house grounds in South Carolina and removed a Confederate flag. Her subsequent arrest and the resulting publicity led to the permanent removal of the symbol later that summer.
The ATU Black History Month keynote address is co-sponsored by the ATU Department of Diversity and Inclusion and the ATU Department of Residence Life.