“There was a photo I took on the first day of protesting at the third precinct when the police arrived and they started tear-gassing people. The group of protesters stood in the tear gas, holding hands as the cops formed a line in front of them,” he recalled.
“After taking that photo my eyes were burning, my nose was burning, but to see people stand in that for as long as they did just shows the passion and dedication people have for what they’re out here for.”
Rogers believes that passion and dedication will now be carried to the polls. Four years ago, voter turnout among African Americans dropped sharply across the country.