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Washtenaw teenager challenges peers to join a “new civil rights movement”

Marquan Kane
Gabrielle Horton
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Marquan Kane is Washtenaw County’s 2018 Young Citizen of the Year.";

Marquan Kane knows poverty. He’s seen what gun violence and drugs have done to people he loves.

His response? To work for social reform and challenge other young people to join him in a new civil rights movement.

Kane has been named Washtenaw County’s 2018 Young Citizen of the Year to recognize his work in criminal justice reform. Governor Snyder appointed him to Michigan’s Committee on Juvenile Justice. On top of that, he also recently graduated from Ann Arbor Pioneer High School.

Kane joined Stateside to talk about his passion for activism, how he hopes to "find a common humanity," and why he thinks it's time for a new civil rights movement. 

Listen above for the full interview. 

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