woman saves KKK rally man from mob

Keshia Thomas protects Albert McKeel from the crowd who chased him and kicked him on Fifth Avenue in Ann Arbor when he showed up at the KKK rally with a Confederate flag. Thomas said later:

Keshia Thomas protects Albert McKeel from the crowd who chased him and kicked him on Fifth Avenue in Ann Arbor when he showed up at the KKK rally with a Confederate flag. Thomas said later: “You can’t kill a man for his views. Someone has got to break the cycle.” Credit: Ann Arbor News photo by Stephanie Lim

I love this story.

A young black woman protesting alongside hundreds of others at a KKK rally in Ann Arbor, Michigan instinctively physically threw herself upon an alleged KKK member in the crowd – while he was being attacked by the mob. Someone pointed him out to the crowd because he was wearing a t-shirt with a Confederate flag and had an ‘SS’ tattoo.

This happened in 1996 – and seventeen years later the story resurfaced through England’s BBC news organization – and is making the national media rounds. From everything I’ve read the overall reaction in comments about this story has been positive.

Thanks for continuing to inspire us Keisha Thomas! Way to go!

Original (current) Story:
Thanks BBC.UK
Additional coverage:
MLive.com – Ann Arbor News
HuffingtonPost.com

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