English department sponsors outing to hear DeRay McKesson speak about his writing and activism

Marymount students attend an author talk by DeRay McKesson

On Friday, September 7, 2018, six Marymount students and two faculty braved the rainstorms to hear internationally-known civil rights leader, activist, and teacher DeRay McKesson speak about social justice, writing, and contemporary culture. His new book, On the Other Side of Freedom, details his experiences in Ferguson, MO, as part of the birth of #BLM and much more. McKesson spoke with noted civil rights historian and author Taylor Branch, and each student left with a copy of McKesson’s new book.


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