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About DeRay

DeRay Mckesson is an organizer, activist, and educator focused primarily on issues of innovation, equity and justice. Born and raised in Baltimore, he graduated from Bowdoin College and has advocated for issues related to children, youth, and families for over 15 years.

DeRay has served as an educator, student leader, and founding director of an after-school/out-of-school program. Spurred by the death of Mike Brown and the subsequent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, DeRay has become a leading voice in the effort to confront the systems and structures that lead to the mass incarceration and police killings of black and other minority populations.

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Many rumors have spread about DeRay in the past 18 months. Get the facts.

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In The News
February 23, 2016

Is DeRay Mckesson for real?

His platform is good enough, thoughtful enough and well enough grounded in the realities of Baltimore to warrant consideration next to those of much more experienced and better known candidates. Continue Reading

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