Black Lives Matter protests aren't just happening in big cities. They're also in America's small towns
Updated 2:04 AM ET, Sat June 6, 2020
(CNN)As a person of color, Kaneesha Willie has dealt with racism her entire life.
Participating in her hometown's protest in Paducah, Kentucky, gave her an opportunity to show her young, mixed-race kids that their voices matter, especially as black people are fighting to be heard in the wake of George Floyd's death.
The 23-year-old said she was proud to see her small town fight for justice in such a big way at the Chief Paduke statue, a historical marker for the town.
"We all bleed red," Willie said