On Saturday, June 27, 8-year-old Nolan Davis led demonstrators from a park in his hometown of Kirkwood, Missouri, to the city center after George Floyd's death. But they weren't the unusual demonstrators – they were hundreds of children.
Nolan helped organize the protest with his mother Kristin Davis. According to CNN, he was inspired to lead his own demonstration after the mother-son couple attended other rallies in the St. Louis region.
Nolan and his mother have posted a flyer on Facebook entitled "Children's Black Lives Matter March" to draw attention to their demonstration. Nolan told CNN he expected about 50 people to show up. When he arrived in the park on Saturday morning, an estimated 700 people were ready to support his march, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Davis, who is white and has adopted Nolan and his 5-year-old sister Caroline, both of whom are black, says that while she could never understand what her children are going through, she tried to talk to them about racism regularly to help them to protect.
"We prepare them for when they're older and bigger and bigger," Davis told the news agency. "If they are no longer perceived as cute little children."
During the protest, according to photos from St. Louis Post Dispatch, Nolan held up a sign that reads "Kids Can Make a Change." You can find pictures of the event here.
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