HTS Student Leads 'Say Her Name' Campaign on the Court

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Kierra Fletcher graduated with a degree in HTS this week, but her impact at Georgia Tech went far beyond the classroom.

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Kierra Fletcher graduated with a degree in History, Technology, and Society this week, but her impact at Georgia Tech went far beyond the classroom. Fletcher led the women’s basketball team to the Sweet 16 in this year’s NCAA tournament and launched a Say Her Name campaign on the court to honor Black women who have lost their lives at the hands of law enforcement. 

“Before every game, a Black woman’s name would be read – such as Sandra Bland, Breonna Taylor – and her story would be told. We had a moment before each game that created emotion just before we played,” said Fletcher. “It really gave our ladies, including myself, a time to step outside of ourselves, a time to step outside the nature and the hype of a basketball game and to really look at something much bigger than ourselves.”

Read the full story about Fletcher and her team here: Winning Differently: Three Members of Georgia Tech Women’s Basketball Talk Inequity, Awareness, and Leadership by OMED (Minority Education & Development) Educational Services.

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Kierra Fletcher, HSOC, School of History and Sociology, student leadership
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  • Created On: May 12, 2021 - 11:58am
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