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Meet the College Student Who Pulled Down a Confederate Statue in Durham & Defied White Supremacy

Takiyah Thompson had the courage to do what elected officials did not. A crowd of activists toppled a Confederate statue in Durham, North Carolina, on Monday, just two days after the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. As the crowd shouted "We are the revolution," a college student named Takiyah Thompson climbed up a ladder, looped a rope around the top of the Confederate Soldiers Monument in front of the old Durham County Courthouse and then pulled the statue to the ground.
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