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DeRay Mckesson

DeRay Mckesson

DeRay Mckesson

Activist and Educator

DeRay Mckesson is an acclaimed civil rights activist, educator, podcaster and author of the critically acclaimed “On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope.” He is co-founder of Campaign Zero and host of the award-winning weekly podcast “Pod Save The People”. In 2015, Mckesson was named one of Fortune magazine’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders and was awarded the Peter Jennings Award for Civic Leadership. In 2016, President Obama praised Mckesson for his “outstanding work” and he was named one of the 30 Most Influential People on the Internet by Time magazine.