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Black Lives Matter Leader Lands Yale Teaching Gig

DeRay McKesson speaking at the Rising Tide X Conference, Aug. 29, 2015. (skooksie/Flickr/CC BY NC-SA 2.0)
DeRay McKesson speaking at the Rising Tide X Conference, Aug. 29, 2015. (skooksie/Flickr/CC BY NC-SA 2.0)

 
(Fox News) — One of the newest teachers at the vaunted Yale University burnished his Ivy League resume in the Black Lives Matter movement.

DeRay McKesson will be teaching a one-credit course this fall as a guest lecturer at Yale Divinity School, according to higher education blog Campus Reform. The outspoken activist will be joining U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., and the Rev. Nancy Taylor, whose Old South Church in Boston is located near the site of the 2013 marathon bombing, to teach a special three-section course as part of a new leadership program. The young activist will teach the first section of the course, entitled “Transformational Leadership in the #BlackLivesMatter Movement.”

McKesson is the only guest lecturer who is not an alumnus of Yale Divinity School.

 

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