Support grows to #FreeGrace and brings needed attention to disparities Black girls face in school systems

Hundreds have protested and thousands more are showing their support for #FreeGrace, centered around a 15-year-old Black girl in Michigan who’s been in juvenile detention since May for violating her probation by not completing her online schoolwork.Grace, whose middle name is being used to protect her identity, was charged with assault and theft last year for physically fighting with her mother and taking a classmate’s cell phone at school. Part of the terms of her probation, handed down in April of this year, included completing her schoolwork during the sudden shift to online instruction as ...


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