DeRay Mckesson (born July 9, 1985) is an American civil rights activist, podcaster, and former school administrator. He is a founding supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement. He has been active in the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, Maryland and on social media such as Twitter and Instagram.
- Kang, Jay Caspian (May 4, 2015). "'Our Demand Is Simple: Stop Killing Us'". The New York Times Magazine. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
- Mckesson, DeRay; Packnett, Brittany; Elzie, Johnetta (November 18, 2014). "An Open Letter From Ferguson Protesters and Allies". HuffPost. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
- "Ferguson and beyond: how a new civil rights movement began – and won't end". The Guardian. 2015-08-09. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2016-02-25.
- Broadwater, Luke (February 3, 2016). "DeRay Mckesson files to run in Baltimore mayoral race". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
- "DeRay Mckesson Wants You to Come Out of the Quiet". The Advocate. 2015-12-24. Retrieved 2016-02-08.