Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Students raise awareness to free Leonard Peltier

Monday, 24 October 2011

Boone, NC--Over the last two weeks, Forrest Yerman has sat in Plemmons Student Union during his lunch break behind a table and a trifold that read “Free Leonard Peltier.”

Yerman, an English graduate student, said his goal was to raise student awareness of the wrongful imprisonment of a Native American activist.

“Very few people know about him,” he said. “You don’t learn about him in high school classes or most college-level history courses. You have to be in a specific environment to hear about him.”

Yerman said he is trying to bring that specific environment to Boone by helping to promote the Free Leonard Peltier movement.

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