WABI covers Black History Month flag raising

WABI (Channel 5) covered the kickoff ceremony and flag raising for Black History Month at the University of Maine. This is the third year UMaine has held the event, beginning with raising the Black Lives Matter flag on campus next to Fogler Library and followed by a reception with remarks from university staff and members of UMaine’s Black Student Union, according to WABI. “What this really represents is not only raising awareness for the Black Lives Matter movement, but unifying a predominantly white university and not allowing people to ignore that those problems still exist,” said Taylor Bass, president of the Black Student Union.