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Man starts nationwide effort to 'change narrative,' gathers well-dressed men

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words and with every click, Neandre Broussard is writing a new chapter for future generations.

“Trying to make a change, trying to change the narrative,” Broussard said.

Broussard started a nationwide effort in 2017 following several high-profile police-involved shootings.

It’s known as the Black Menswear social media campaign.

“Every time a victim was portrayed in the media, it was always the worst picture,” Broussard said.

With every angle, he wants to encourage people to see beyond what’s on the outside.

He has been to six cities with his message.

This time, he was back in D.C., in front of the National Museum of African American History and Culture with dozens of well-dressed men.

Nashville resident Zerick Harper stopped with his young son when he saw the large group of men gathering.

Harper understands what it’s like to be judged, even before speaking.

“You may ask somebody what time it is and they seem like they are scared of you,” Harper said.

Broussard and his team snapped a photo in Dallas recently, which went viral.

It even gained attention from several celebrities.

Broussard hopes the meaning behind the snapshot will also get lots of attention.

“You can’t judge a book by the cover, it’s been proven time after time after time again. You’re losing out on an opportunity to build relationships with people to find out who people are,” Broussard said.

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You can find photos from the campaign on Instagram @BlackMensWear.

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