Netroots Nation: Speaker/Trainer Profile

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Jacob Blake

Jacob Blake Sr. attended Winston-Salem University where he received his degree in Chemistry/Science. Blake Sr. is the son of the late Rev. Jacob S. Blake, a civil rights leader who lead the fight for fair housing in Evanston in the 1960s and 1970s. He also lead the Ebenezer AME Congregation. After the assasination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Blake Sr. lead marches that resulted in the Evanston City Council banning racial housing discrimination. Blake Sr. is the father of Jacob Blake Jr., who was recklessly shot seven times in his back while being apprehended by the Kenosha, Wisconsin police department while his three children were in the back seat. Jacob Jr. was left paralyzed from the waist down and faces a lifetime of painful physical rehab. Blake Sr. has been advocating tirelessly for justice and accountability. Blake Sr. believes in giving a voice to the voiceless and continues to fight for everyone touched by violence,

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