June 8, 2023
Across The Nation

D. Watkins – The Professor Wrote “F@%! The National Anthem”

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Activist and Baltimore native D.Watkins speaks about his newly released book “The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in America.” Watkins grew up on the beast side of Baltimore and went on to receive a master’s of education degree from John Hopkins University. He has dedicated his life to speaking and writing for social justice. The book is a collection of essays that Watkins calls a love story to anyone facing healthcare disparity, or education disparity. In this interview D. Watkins speaks about his thoughts on the Freddie Gray situation, his controversial “f@#! the national anthem” chapter where he discusses the forgotten verses of the Star Spangled Banner and how he’s inspiring younger kids to become journalists. Check out the video and let us know what you think.

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