Author: Courage Under Fire


An Open Letter To Colin Kaepernick

This article, written by Courage Under Fire's founder Kaia Wright, was initially published at under the title "The Military is Not a Monolith." Dear Colin, Your decision to stage…

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National Anthem

The Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key (1814) O say can you see, by the dawn’s early light, What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming, Whose broad stripes and bright stars …

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Shoulders of Giants (Pre-2016)

  American Heroes: Pre-2016 National Anthem Protests Against Racism Name Protest Date Significant Notes William Van Ness Parade of Draft Men Chatham, New York …