A Black Lives Matter Protest Held at the Albany Courthouse Attracts a Crowd
Earlier in April there was a 13-year-old boy who was a victim of a hate crime. Nehemiah was at Swanson Park in Albany, when his friends started saying racial slurs to him. While he was walking away, four teenagers beat him and kicked him in the face. Leaving him with cuts and bruises all over his face and body.
On April 23, there was a rally for Nehemiah and his family showing the town’s support for the family at the Albany courthouse. It was a huge turnout of the whole town and community. There were hundreds of people along with members of the City Council of Albany. There is a Go Fund Me page for Nehemiah and his family on the NAACP website. Currently Nehemiah is at home not willing to leave his home nor go to school because he is scared of being hurt again.
Story and photos by Chrissy Veach