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“On the Other Side of Freedom:” A Conversation with DeRay Mckesson

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Ferguson, Charleston, Baton Rouge--DeRay Mckesson has been on the ground: protesting police violence, marching against racism, organizing the next generation of activists. His just-published memoir is: “On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope.”

Mckesson weaves together reflections on growing up in Baltimore and Catonsville, with lessons learned as an activist at the forefront of the Black Lives Matter movement. He tells us about his complicated relationship with his mother, who left when he was three, and shares his data-driven thoughts on police reform.

DeRay Mckesson will be in Baltimore to speak about his book on October 4th, at the Baltimore Soundstage

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is senior producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.