Nantucket’s youth made the community proud on June 13th by organizing a peaceful protest for the Black Lives Matters movement. Nantucket locals and visitors alike gathered on the cobblestones of Main Street to support the students and their message. You could hear a pin drop as the crowd listened closely to each of the speakers including Harvard’s Khalil Abdur-Rashid, Nantucket High School students K’sha Bloise and Brianna Leveille, and another young member of the Nantucket community, Daniel Richards. The speeches were followed by a vigil in which 51 candles were lit. Each one for a victim of racial injustice, including George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, and Alton Sterling. Thank you to our Nantucket High School students for your courage and determination in standing up for what you believe in.
Here are some photos from the protest: