DeRay McKesson

DeRay McKesson (he/him/his) is a civil rights activist and leading voice in the Black Lives Matter movement focused primarily on issues of innovation, equity, and justice. Born and raised in Baltimore, he graduated from Bowdoin College and holds honorary doctorates from The New School and the Maryland Institute College of Art. DeRay has advocated for issues related to children, youth, and families since he was a teen.

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