Benton Harbor, Michigan -- Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Students -- including 16-year-old Lawrence Cohn, who will be a senior in the fall -- dance during a Peace Day march, which marks the end of the academic year. The students were calling for their school to be saved.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who took office in January 2019, has proposed to close Benton Harbor High School, the only high school in the predominantly black city of Benton Harbor, Michigan. The community’s school board must vote this week on a plan to close the school, which would send its high school students to predominantly white schools.
CREDIT: Alyssa Schukar for The New York Times