RALEIGH, NC — Kristen Brown, a Shaw University senior witnessed her campus being destroyed by a tornado just less than two weeks before graduation, and shared her traumatic story with My 927 Charlotte, a Radio One station in North Carolina.
Walking around main campus seeing our student union, the dorms, and trees uprooted laying there had all of us in disbelief. My school that I take so much pride in was torn apart. I can’t come up with words on how seeing my school in this condition made me feel. At the time I knew I had to be strong for my sisters and others. Some of my sisters have never experienced a tornado so being there for them was my main priority. While walking through campus I made sure friends and classmates were okay, and they had a place to stay because I knew none of us could return to the dorms. Seeing everybody walk around with their things looking at damages reminded me of a movie or something on television, I never thought this would be my reality.