June 8, 2020
Four of the Jackson Black Lives Matter protest's primary organizers—from left: Calvert White, Taylor Turnage, Maisie Brown and Timothy Young—speaking to media after the event's end on June 6, 2020. Photo by Nick Judin
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Thousands of protesters took to the streets across the state of Mississippi this weekend, calling for freedom from racial injustice and an end to police brutality.
Calvert White, vice president of Alcorn State University’s chapter of the NAACP, says George Floyd is a “martyr,” killed by an oppressive power complex that affects everyone in the country.