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.
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