April 24th, 2021
'No Place for Hate'
More than 200 people gathered at the Linn County Courthouse on Friday evening, April 23, in support of Nehemiah Miller, a 13-year-old Albany youth who was beaten by white teenagers after they taunted him with racial slurs earlier this month, according to Albany police. He was hospitalized as a result. Police have arrested two 16-year-old boys and a 15-year-old girl in connection with the incident. At the rally, many people brought signs and others wrote words on the sidewalk with chalk. Among the speakers were Jason Dorsette, Corvallis-Albany NAACP president, and Jewel Larsen, a member of Black Joy Oregon, a nonprofit that works to support Black Oregonians. Click here for the Democrat-Herald coverage of the event.
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