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2018 Chautauqua Season

Morning Lecture Series: Shaun King

Jul 25, 2018 10:45am ‐ Jul 25, 2018 12:00pm



Shaun King is one of many voices within the Black Lives Matter movement, and uses social media to highlight, amplify, and discuss news of police brutality, racial discrimination, and other civil rights issues. He has written extensively about the Black Lives Matter movement, covering discrimination, police brutality, the prison industrial complex, and social justice.

King is a columnist at The Intercept, and co-founder of Real Justice, a political action committee that works to elect prosecutors at the county and municipal level who are committed fighting structural racism. Previously, he was Senior Justice Writer at the New York Daily News, a regular political commentator for “The Young Turks” and on the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” and was a justice writer for Daily Kos.

As a social entrepreneur, King worked as the CEO and founder of both TwitChange (which won the Mashable Award for the Most Creative Social Good Campaign) and HopeMob. King is the author of The Power of 100!, and has spent much of the past 15 years raising nearly $10 million for charities and causes across the globe. King is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Epoch Humanitarian Award and the Hometown Hero Award from the Atlanta Journal Constitution and has been included in MSNBC’s “The Grio” Top 100 History Makers. 

King is a graduate of Morehouse College.


  • Shaun King, Senior Justice Writer, New York Daily News

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