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Poet and activist Christopher Coles addresses a crowd in Rochester, N.Y. His message to white protesters is a reminder: "For some of you all that come here, you come because it's an elective. We come because it's survival." Brian Mann/NPR hide caption

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America Reckons With Racial Injustice

Black Protest Leaders To White Allies: 'It's Our Turn To Lead Our Own Fight'

As Black Lives Matter protests spread across the country, a lot of white people joined in to help the cause. In many cities Black leaders are being deliberate about the roles "white allies" play.

Poet and activist Christopher Coles addresses a crowd in Rochester, N.Y. His message to white protesters is a reminder: "For some of you all that come here, you come because it's an elective. We come because it's survival." Brian Mann/NPR hide caption

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Black Protest Leaders To White Allies: 'It's Our Turn To Lead Our Own Fight'

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In this May 28, 1957, photo, Rev. Robert S. Graetz, center, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rev. Ralph D. Abernathy, left, talk outside the witness room during a bombing trial in Montgomery, Ala. Graetz, the only white minister to support the Montgomery Bus Boycott, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. He was 92. AP hide caption

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Robert Graetz, Only White Pastor To Back Montgomery Bus Boycott, Dies At 92

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