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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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Why I Protest

The deaths of young African Americans at the hands of police have escalated the conversation about racial discrimination in this country. The Rev.

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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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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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Rev. Traci Blackmon: The Trump Administration Is Giving Permission to Hate

On Saturday, President Trump addressed reporters at his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, blaming the violence in Charlottesville on "many sides." We get response from Rev. Traci Blackmon, executive minister of Justice and Witness Ministries of the United Church of Christ.

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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: 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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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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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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Disrupting White Supremacy: Seeking Justice, Caring for Community: Preparing for the Days Ahead

United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, in partnership with the Minnesota Council of Churches and the Minnesota Conference of the UCC, hosted a virtual public conversation in preparation for the trials of the former police officers charged in George Floyd’s death.

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Raise Your Voice - Traci Blackmon - Our Faith Our Vote

I raise my voice for equal rights. For equity in education. For health care for all. For marriage equality. I raise my voice because people like my grandmother, and my grandfather, and my aunts and uncles, fought for me to have the right to do so.

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