Mckesson continues outlining the collective nature of the Ferguson protests: "Ferguson exists in a tradition of protest. But what is different about Ferguson, or what is important about Ferguson, is that the movement began with regular people. There was no Martin, there was no Malcolm, there was no NAACP, it wasn't the Urban League. People came together who didn't necessarily know each other, but knew what they were experiencing was wrong. And that is what started this. What makes that really important, unlike previous struggle, is that—who is the spokesperson? The people. The people, in a very democratic way, became the voice of the struggle."
Protesters stage a 'Die-In" at Grand Central in NYC
What do you think of "hashtag activism"? Does it create easier avenues for individuals to organize? Does it help propel collective, bottom-up movements? Do you partake in "hashtag activism"? If so, let us know!