A photo from the night of Aug. 25 shows Bennett-Bey, a mom and U.S. Army veteran, holding a sign at a protest in Kenosha that read “Black Lives Matter." She stood her ground and didn’t say a word. She got tear gassed and pepper balled by police. She was nearly hit by water bottles and fireworks by protesters. But she stood her ground hoping her example of protest would lead others to do the same.
Since the most intense nights of the Kenosha protests, Bennett-Bey hasn’t stopped organizing for change in her community. On Thursday her hard work was recognized. Time magazine put her on the cover as part of its "People of the Year" project. She was named “Guardian of the Year" with Assa Traoré and racial-justice organizers.
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris were both named 2020's "Person of the Year."