News Archive 2009-2018

DeRay Mckesson ’07: Ferguson Social Media and the Common Good Archives

Activist and blogger DeRay Mckesson ’07 returned to Bowdoin to talk about his role in Ferguson and activism in the black community.

Mckesson has been at the epicenter of the firestorm emanating from Ferguson, Missouri. With This Is The Movement, the award-winning online newsletter he co-founded, and his social media omnipresence, Mckesson has earned a spot, along with the newsletter’s cofounder Johnetta Elzie, on Fortune‘s list of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders.”