‘We stand for little Nevaeh’ — 11-year-old Black girl rallies children against racism after being attacked in Shawnee

At 11 years old, Nevaeh Thomas (front, third from left in black pants) of Kansas City, Kansas, led a march and rally against hate and racism on Saturday in downtown KCK. The demonstration comes nearly a month after Thomas was victim to a suspected racially motivated attack in Shawnee.

Nearly a month after Nevaeh Thomas, an 11-year-old Black girl, was attacked by a white boy in Shawnee, she led a march and rally for children her age to protest against hate and racism.

About 75 protesters, mostly comprised of families with young children, joined the Kids Against Hate Unity Walk & Rally on Saturday afternoon in downtown Kansas City, Kansas. Police officers with the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department escorted protesters as they walked down the busy 7th Street thoroughfare. Demonstrators ultimately gathered in front of Memorial Hall in support of Thomas and her family.