These portraits of African Americans at Standing Rock celebrate solidarity
By Eye Candy
December 14, 2016
Solidarity is one of the most powerful tools that people of color and marginalized communities have to fight the oppression we face. In solidarity, all struggles are worth fighting for, all progress is shared, and all resources are made towards the attainment of freedom. The #NoDAPL movement has seen its share of struggles, but recently, a major step forward has been made, as the US Army Engineer Corps and President Barack Obama have halted the construction of the pipeline. This movement was spearheaded by the brave Natives for whom it would immediately impact, but a hefty showing of Black supporters were also present. Take a look at portraits by Avery White, who captured some of these freedom fighters in Standing Rock.
By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor