This February we've celebrated Black History Month by highlighting some of ColorOfChange's most dynamic campaigns -- moments that captured national attention and spoke directly to the Black experience in America. We recalled our founding moment in the aftermath of Katrina, the multidimensional movement to free the Jena Six, and the effort to save Troy Davis' life and challenge our broken criminal justice system.
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Most of us had never heard of Jena, Louisiana. But in 2006, six teenage boys were arrested and the small town of 4,000 would soon be thrust into the national spotlight as a prime example of 21st century Jim Crow justice.
It all started at Jena High School when a Black student sat under a tree in the courtyard that had come to be known as for White students only. When students returned to school the next day, they found three nooses hanging from the same tree. The incidents that followed would lead to six Black boys facing decades in prison and the launch of one of the most dynamic ColorOfChange campaigns to date.More »