News and footage of activist/artist Bree Newsome’s famed flagpole-climb and removal of the Stars and Bars at the South Carolina state capitol spread like wildfire over the weekend. The hashtag ”#FreeBree” is now drawing attention to Newsome’s subsequent imprisonment, while celebrities including Michael Moore are publicly offering to pay her legal fees. At press time, an Indiegogo campaign that went up on Saturday has raised $114, 655 for legal fees for Newsome, removal participant James Tyson and “the movement for [b]lack lives.” And, predictably, Newsome is the subject of some memes and artistic depictions that we’re sure will go viral this week, if they haven’t already.
So, without further ado, here are our top five Bree Newsome memes:
— My Black Matters (@MyBlackMatters) June 27, 2015
Vyne by nick pants
— ProfB (@AntheaButler) June 28, 2015
— Jade Helm Commander (@Anomaly100) June 28, 2015
— Rebecca Cohen (@GynoStar) June 28, 2015
And, just for fun, here’s an extra tweet from Ava DuVernay:
— Ava DuVernay (@AVAETC) June 27, 2015
This writer would stand behind that film.
Is your favorite meme posted? Let us know in the comments!