DeRay Mckesson at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

In 2014 DeRay Mckesson quit his job and moved to Ferguson, Missouri to protest against the police shooting of Michael Brown Jr, an unarmed African-American teenager. He spent the next 400 days on the streets as an activist and helped bring the Black Lives Matter movement into existence. Filmed live at the 2019 Edinburgh International Book Festival, DeRay Mckesson talks to Lauretta Charlton, Race/Related editor of The New York Times, discussing his deeply-moving book, On the Other Side of Freedom, in which he inspires the hope and belief that together we must imagine – and build – a more equal world.

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