In all 50 states, protestors have held demonstrations against police brutality and racial inequality. The protests have taken many different forms over the weekend. People—including teachers and recent high school graduates—came together for vigils, marches, sit-ins and more. Plus, some educators are concerned about how to return to the classroom after the pandemic. We’ve curated a selection of top stories featured on front pages today, from Newseum:
From The Cincinnati Enquirer, Published in Cincinnati, Ohio
Today, Sunday, June 7, the Cincinnati Federation of Teachers is participating in a march for racial justice. A reported hundreds of educators in the area are coming together near Hamilton County Courthouse.
Anchorage Daily News, Published in Anchorage, Alaska
In the city of Palmer, in Anchorage municipality, recent high school graduates organized a protest against racism and police violence. The event drew at least 1,400 people, and featured many teenagers voicing their stories as people of color in a predominantly white community.
The Modesto Bee, Published in Modesto, California
In the Central Valley California city of Turlock, people came together at a vigil to memorialize the killings of George Floyd and other Black Americans due to police force. The gathering of 500 walked from a local park to Turlock City Hall where they held a moment of silence of 8 minutes and 46 seconds, the amount of time a police officer pinned his knee on Floyd’s neck in Minnesota.
Casper Star-Tribune, Published in Casper, Wyoming
Throughout the week, people in Casper, Wyoming have been holding demonstrations against racism and police brutality. The Casper-Star Tribune profiled six Casper residents about why they have been participating in the protests and their first-hand accounts of racism.
El Paso Times, Published in El Paso, Texas
In El Paso, teachers with underlying health issues express their concerns about returning to the classroom and in-person teaching, increasing the risk of contracting coronavirus. El Paso school districts, as well as many schools across the nation, are currently planning how to approach coming back to school, while ensuring the safety of students and staff.
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