Take Back Cheapside

9847-editWe spoke to local musician DeBraun Thomas about his campaign to remove 2 confederate statues from Cheapside Pavillion and replace a plaque which noted the history of the area. Cheapside was one of the largest slave auction blocks in the south and residents have been fighting for accurate representation of history in the space for nearly a year now. We discuss the events that led DeBraun to take matters into his own hands and begin working to educate the people of Lexington. We also talk with him about the connections between his organizing work and his music.

Song: All My Colors Are Blind by DeBraun Thomas

You can find more information about DeBraun and his music here. https://www.facebook.com/DeBraunThomasMusic/?fref=ts

Interview by Stacie Sexton.

Thanks to Jesus Gonzalez.

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