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Traci Blackmon



Traci Blackmon is an American minister of the United Church of Christ and African Methodist Episcopal Church and social justice advocate. Blackmon became a noted leader of faith-based nonviolent protests and vigils after the 2014 murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Her work focuses on communal resistance to systemic injustice.

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Rev. Traci Blackmon: Families Belong Together Rally

"We must always remember, that this is not as much about safe immigration policy as it is about separatist ideology." –Rev. Traci Blackmon In America, we must not be about tearing small children from the arms of their mothers and separating them from their families.

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Trump’s Wall Is a False God

As the longest government shutdown in our nation’s history continues with no end in sight, we believe it’s time to think about “the wall” in a different context.

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Building Beloved Community - Traci Blackmon - Burke Lectureship on Religion and Society

Rev. Traci Blackmon is the Executive Minister of Justice & Local Church Ministries for the United Church of Christ and Senior Pastor of Christ The King United Church of Christ in Florissant, MO.

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Traci Blackmon: If These Walls Could Talk

The Rev. Traci Blackmon, Associate General Minister of Justice and Local Church Ministries United Church of Christ, marks the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Rev. Traci Blackmon Chronicles Terrifying Events In Charlottesville

We were held hostage in the church and eventually forced to leave out side doors and back doors to escape the mob that was in the front. - Rev. Traci Blackmon Rev.

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2017 Person of the Year: Rev. Traci Blackmon

One of the defining moments of 2017 was the Unite the Right rally staged in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 11-12.

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Revolutionary Love: A Conversation between Rev. Traci Blackmon and Valarie Kaur

As a nation, we are experiencing our own awakening right now. We are in the midst of an uprising for Black lives the world has never seen. Millions of us are flooding the streets, risking our lives, to call for justice since George Floyd's public lynching. Millions more are rising up in solidarity.

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The Blood Did It: Why Michael Brown’s Death Was Different

One month ago, the city of Ferguson, Mo., was violently shaken by the shooting death of an unarmed black man whose name is Michael Brown, Jr.

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Rev. Traci Blackmon on Faithful Non-Violent Direct Action

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Do You Live Near the Toxic 100?

It’s any parent’s worst nightmare: racing their child to the hospital because they can’t breathe. Twenty-five million Americans have asthma—and it’s the third-ranking cause of hospitalization among children under 15.

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