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Meet Two Of Kansas City's Young Civil Rights Leaders

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Justice Horn, a student at UMKC, met with Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on June 11 to demand police reform.

In the wake of the police killing of George Floyd, Kansas City activism is being led by a new generation. Justice Horn organized protests calling for social justice reform, and Roman Leapheart wants Columbia, Missouri, to rethink a statue of Thomas Jefferson.

Young college students are at the forefront of the movement for black lives. Two Missouri advocates discussed why they chose to lead from the front.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Elizabeth Ruiz is a freelance producer for KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact her at or on Twitter at @er_bentley_ruiz