Bowdoin College Honors Civil Rights Activist DeRay Mckesson

By Brogan, Beth | Bangor Daily News (Bangor, ME), February 26, 2016 | Go to article overview

Bowdoin College Honors Civil Rights Activist DeRay Mckesson


Brogan, Beth, Bangor Daily News (Bangor, ME)


BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Bowdoin College has commissioned a portrait of alumnus and civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson, who recently announced his candidacy for mayor of Baltimore.

New media artist R. Luke DuBois will create the portrait as part of his exhibition, "R. Luke DuBois -- Now," at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

McKesson, a 2007 graduate of the Brunswick college, has gained national fame for his role in leading a new civil rights movement, advocating for justice after young black men were shot by police in Ferguson, Missouri, and in his native Baltimore.

He recently appeared on Late Night with Stephen Colbert and joined other civil rights leaders to meet with President Barack Obama for a discussion about race relations in the United States. He was instrumental in the release last year of a report titled " Mapping Police Violence," which detailed more than 100 police shootings of unarmed black people.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qffCO1b-7Js#t=22

In September 2015, McKesson returned to Bowdoin to speak to students about his work and to urge them to use "white privilege" to promote justice and disrupt government and social systems that institutionalize inequality based on race and ethnicity.

"I can name white privilege, I can see white privilege and I can see its impact," he said. "[But] somebody who has it has to use it to disrupt it."

Mckesson was twice president of Bowdoin Student Government. He then

worked for schools in New York City, West Baltimore and Minneapolis. …

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