Prominent Black Lives Matter activist Deray McKesson announced on Wednesday night that he will run for mayor of Baltimore, a move that could shake up both the movement and the city’s politics.
But McKesson’s campaign may also change the Black Lives Matter movement because Johnetta Elzie, another movement leader, is moving to Baltimore to help with McKesson’s campaign.
“There’s a way to challenge from the outside and a way to challenge from the inside and both are important,” McKesson said.
“Baltimore is a city of possibility and we’ve got to challenge the traditional pathways of politics and politicians who lay those paths. We have an opportunity, fundamentally for Baltimore that could change the city to be more transparent and accountable towards people.”