The 9-year-old Charlotte girl whose tearful testimony on racism and policing Monday captured attention around the world said her decision to address City Council was a last-minute one.
"I was a little nervous, so I decided to just go up there and tell them how I feel," Zianna Oliphant, told NBC News Tuesday.
"I was just feeling like what the police are doing to us, just because of our skin, is not right," the fourth-grader said.
U.S. & World
Zianna and her brother, Marquis, both spoke at a City Council meeting in which members of the city's black community called for changes after police fatally shot an African-American man, Keith Lamont Scott, last week.