January 17, 2020

A “Teacher of the Year” who skipped last year’s White House awards ceremony to support marginalized communities, kneeled during the national anthem at a college football game with President Donald Trump and Melania Trump.

January 17, 2020

Kelly D. Holstine of Minnesota said she knelt during the football game to “stand up for marginalized and oppressed people.”

January 17, 2020

“I chose to kneel as a way to stand up for marginalized and oppressed people,” she said

January 17, 2020

Kelly Holstine said given the platform, it had to be done.

January 16, 2020

As President Trump and first lady Melania took to the field this week at the opening ceremonies of the College Football Playoff National Championship game in New Orleans, a lesson in quiet protest was offered by the Minnesota Teacher of the Year who knelt during the singing of the national anthem in support of "marginalized and oppressed people."

January 16, 2020

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were present when Kelly Holstine kneeled at the FBS Championship Game between Louisiana State and Clemson.

January 16, 2020

Last year, Kelly Holstine skipped an invite to the White House. This week, she took a knee.

January 15, 2020

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump were not the only honored guests on the field Monday night as the national anthem was sung before the start of the College Football Playoff National Championship game in New Orleans.

January 15, 2020

Minnesota’s top teacher said her students were on her mind when she decided to kneel during the national anthem while being honored at Monday night’s college football championship game.

January 5, 2020

With a ban of the practice blocked at the state level, municipalities are taking steps to protect LGBTQ+ minors from abuse.