Prof. Levy-Pounds speaks during the Rally for Trayvon Martin in Minneapolis on July 15
Prof. Levy-Pounds, Director of the Community Justice Project, says the community must look to itself for answers, just like it did when the civil rights movement began.
“The people have to begin to understand that where there are injustices, they have the power to fight for change. But it takes persistence, perseverance and commitment,” Levy-Pounds said. “Once Rosa Parks in December of 1955 decided that she was not going to give up her seat to a white man – that energized the community.”
See more on the Rally for Trayvon Martin on CBS Minnesota: Thousands Attend Rally For Trayvon Martin in Minneapolis