Black Lives Matter

In DeRay Mckesson's first book, a glimpse into the makings of one of Baltimore's best-known activists

In DeRay Mckesson's first book, a glimpse into the makings of one of Baltimore's best-known activists

Baltimore activist and author DeRay Mckesson is just 33 years old, but he has shot into the public sphere like a supernova.

In 2015, Mckesson and fellow activist Johnetta Elzie shared the No. 11 spot on Fortune magazine’s list of the 50 greatest world leaders. Frequently described as one of the most prominent voices of the Black Lives Matter movement, Mckesson has more than a million Twitter followers. His friends include Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey. In 2016, Mckesson was twice invited to the White House, where he was among a group of civil rights leaders who met with U.S. President Barack Obama. The president later publicly praised the work Mckesson has done in...

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