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A famous activist, mayoral candidate DeRay Mckesson tries to win over Baltimore

A famous activist, mayoral candidate DeRay Mckesson tries to win over Baltimore

One in a series of profiles of candidates for mayor.

DeRay Mckesson enters his mayoral campaign office near Lexington Market a little after 9 a.m. on a recent Tuesday with his ever-present cellphone pressed against his ear. He is a man in high-demand.

Mckesson, one of the country's best-known Black Lives Matter protesters, is engrossed in a conversation about racial issues in Missouri and Maine as his campaign staff waits.

When he finishes, they need to discuss his calendar. He has turned down a speaking engagement at Harvard University to be in Baltimore for a mayoral forum that night. Then, he's taking an overnight train to a high-dollar fundraiser in New...

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