DeRay Mckesson


DeRay Mckesson is an American civil rights activist and educator.

Civil and political rights are a class of rights that protect individuals' freedom from infringement by governments, social organizations, and private individuals.

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Mckesson is a member of the Black Lives Matter movement and is known for his activism via social media outlets such as Twitter and Instagram and has been active in the protests in Ferguson, Missouri and Baltimore, Maryland.

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Black Lives Matter is an international activist movement, originating in the African-American community, that campaigns against violence and systemic racism toward black people.

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Mckesson has also written for The Huffington Post and The Guardian.

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The Guardian is a British national daily newspaper, known until 1959 as the Manchester Guardian.


Along with Johnetta Elzie, Brittany Packnett, and Samuel Sinyangwe, Mckesson launched Campaign Zero, a policy platform to end police violence.

Campaign Zero is a police reform campaign proposed by activists associated with Black Lives Matter, on a website that was launched on August 21, 2015.


On February 3, 2016, Mckesson announced his candidacy to the 2016 Baltimore mayoral election.


He finished sixth in the Democratic Party primary on April 26.

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