I recently was hired as the on-call graphic designer for the Youth and College division of the Arkansas NAACP, for which I designed a media package to promote their first annual Daisy L. Bates March on Arkansas for Education. I attended the event with a staff writer, and created a photo story to accompany her news brief.
A protestor claps following the “fired up, ready to go” chant led by Chris Kingsby.
Protestors sign up to receive updates on the Little Rock school situation.
A member of the NAACP records videos and takes photographs with her phone for their Facebook page.
Senior Natalie Burgess displays the sign she made for the event.
Protestors listen to NAACP Youth and College Division Arkansas president Chris Kingsby speak about being “fired up and ready to go.”
Senior Natalie Burgess attends the rally. Burgess covered the event for the Prospective Online, but also agreed with the premise of the rally and went to support public education rights.
A protestor holds up a sign at the rally.
An organizer hands out post cards pre-addressed to Governor Asa Hutchinson and Education Commissioner Johnny Key to protest the current Little Rock Public School District board situation.
An organizer passes out programs at the rally. The program included a list of speakers and lyrics to songs and hymns led from the dias.
A printed protest poster rests on the ground.
Under the late-afternoon sun, the American flag flies high above protestors and the Capitol grounds.
A protestor listens intently to speeches during the rally.
A young protestor who attended with his mother holds their poster up during a speech. The poster read “no taxation without representation,” both a throwback to Revolutionary War-era anti-England protests and the fact that the current Little Rock Public School District board is appointed, not elected.
Using his sign to shield his eyes from the sun, a protestor watches rally speakers while advocating for Little Rock Public School District board elections.
Below the steps of the Capitol, a protestor holds up a popular yard sign supporting the Little Rock Public School District.