Black History Month occurs every February of each year in the United States and is observed at most American high schools. But, at Vermont’s Montpelier High School, the school board was convinced to fly a ‘Black Lives Matter’ flag for Black History Month.
The Racial Justice Alliance made a presentation to the school board, who approved the flag-flying move for the month. A news release from the school said the following:
“Vermont has a long history of being at the forefront of civil rights movements…”
“Our state was the first to abolish slavery in its constitution, and the first to enroll and graduate a black student, who subsequently served in the state legislature. The School Board’s decision to fly a Black Lives Matter flag builds on that legacy.”