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What it takes to be an upstander

By , Guest Columnist Updated: June 11, 2020 7:20 AM CT | Published: June 11, 2020 4:00 AM CT
Marti Tippens Murphy
Guest Columnist

Marti Tippens Murphy

Marti Tippens Murphy is the executive director of Facing History and Ourselves for the Memphis region. Facing History and Ourselves uses the lessons of history to challenge teachers and their students to stand up to bigotry and hate.

Darnella Frazier, the 17-year-old who filmed the murder of George Floyd and who could be heard on the video calling out numerous times for the police to stop, has been called a bystander. She wasn’t in a position to save Floyd’s life, and yet her action was a spark that is changing the world.


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