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'Teacher of the Year' kneels for national anthem at event attended by Trump


A teacher is being praised and criticized online for deciding to kneel for the national anthem at a ceremony honoring the 2019 "Teachers of the Year." The ceremony took place at the NCAA football championship game on Monday, which was being attended by President Donald Trump. 

The honoree from Minnesota, Kelly Holstine—the first openly LGBTQ teacher to receive the honor—knelt for the national anthem, and later took to Twitter to explain why:

"Honored as State Teachers of the Year at NCAA Champ FB Game," she explained. "Given platform to stand up for marginalized and oppressed people. Like many before, I respectfully kneeled during Nat’l Anthem because, 'No one is free until we are all free' (MLK)."