Trude Lamb is a rising sophomore in Texas who’s speaking out. Members of her Tyler, Texas community are petitioning once again to rename their high school. They pushed the school board to rename Robert E. Lee High School in 2018 without success, but Lamb’s letter and student activism is bringing the issue into focus again. Lamb and the other top three runners on the cross country team have pledged that they will no longer wear Lee’s name on their jerseys.

Check out the article to read this young woman’s poignant description of what she’s seen growing up in Ghana, Africa and how it’s influenced her perspective as an African American student.