Follow-Up: The African-American Woman Who Shielded a Man in a Confederate Flag Shirt

In 1996, the Ku Klux Klan was holding a meeting near the University of Michigan, and hundreds of people came out to protest. That’s when 18-year-old student Keshia Thomas made headlines. She used her body as a human shield to protect a man wearing a Confederate flag T-shirt as he was being physically attacked by protesters.

It’s been 20 years since that photo of Keshia became one of Life magazine’s photos of the year. The Oprah: Where Are They Now? team tracked her down to find out how that fateful day affected her life over the past couple of decades.

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