How young Zianna Oliphant spoke for black rights in Charlotte
Nine-year-old Zianna Oliphant had not planned to speak on behalf of her whole city. When she did, she got the world's attention.
It had been only a week since the fatal police shooting of a black man when Zianna began to speak before Charlotte City Council.
Dozens of people spoke angrily before her at the Monday night meeting in the North Carolina city, calling for political resignations and denouncing police.
"We are black people and we shouldn't have to feel like this," the young Charlotte native declared tearfully.
Zianna's mother Precious Oliphant later said the speech was... read more
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