Brittany Ferrell

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Brittany Ferrell is a black civil rights activist from St. Louis, Missouri.[1][2] Ferrell co-founded Millennial Activists United,[3][4] a self-described "activist collective created by queer black women" from and around Ferguson, Missouri.[5] Ferrell co-founded Millennial Activists United in light of the killing of Michael Brown,[6] hoping to motivate youths to take a stand against racism and racial injustice. Millennial Activists United was founded in regards to the disproportionate number of women and LGBTQ individuals in leadership positions.[5] Ferrell participates in rallies, attends city council meetings and uses social media to spread awareness.[5]

Ferrell married Alexis Templeton, a fellow MAU co-founder, in December 2014.[7] They met while protesting the death of Michael Brown.[8][9]

In August 2015, Ferrell and Templeton were arrested after participating in a protest that blocked I-70. Ferrell was charged with felony property damage, trespass and peace disturbance. Templeton was charged with third-degree assault, trespassing on the interstate and peace disturbance.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "this is what it's like to be a youth activist in ferguson". NYLON. Retrieved 2016-03-16. 
  2. ^ Cornish, Audie (25 November 2014). "Young Ferguson Protestor: 'It's Bigger Than Us'". All Things Considered. Retrieved 2016-03-21. 
  3. ^ Vidani, Peter. "Millennial Activists United". millennialau.tumblr.com. Retrieved 2016-03-16. 
  4. ^ Rivas, Rebecca (11 August 2015). "MAU leaders charged for assault, property damage to driver who drove through protestors". St. Louis American. Retrieved 2016-03-21. 
  5. ^ a b c Newsom, Deon. "Unapologetic & Undeterred: Brittany Ferrell Speaks Her Piece". MOSWN. Retrieved 2016-03-16. 
  6. ^ "What Happened in Ferguson?". The New York Times. 2014-08-13. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-03-22. 
  7. ^ Pistor, Nicholas J.C. (18 December 2014). "Protesters who met in Ferguson get marriage license at St. Louis City Hall". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved 2017-01-03. 
  8. ^ "Two Prominent Ferguson Protesters Get Engaged". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2016-03-23. 
  9. ^ Lemieux, Jamilah (7 August 2015). "Brittany and Alexis: In Love and Struggle". Ebony. Retrieved 2016-03-21. 
  10. ^ "2 Ferguson activists charged with attacking driver during I-70 shutdown". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 12 August 2015. Retrieved 2017-01-03.