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Jake Borden
During the playing of the national anthem at Friday night's (October 14) football game, Monument Mountain Regional High School Spartan football players take the knee, a gesture of support for a black student who had been threatened with lynching, while their teammates raise their helmets in encouragement.

PHOTO ESSAY: Taking the knee at Monument Mountain

By Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 News 13

Great Barrington — Recently back from a photojournalism project in Soviet Georgia, Great Barrington native and Monument High graduate Jake Borden took this series of photographs at a Monument home game Friday  night (October 14), where people kneeled during the national anthem in support of an African American Monument football player who was threatened with lynching after he took a knee at a recent game. The gesture is an expression of protest of police brutality against African Americans.

 

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Dennis Powell, president of the Berkshire branch of the NAACP.

Dennis Powell, president of the Berkshire branch of the NAACP.

 

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