September 12, 2016
Only seventeen at the time of the Baltimore uprising, Makayla Gilliam-Price was already a political force in Baltimore. While a junior in high school she had co-founded City Bloc, an organization dedicated to helping underage people exercise their political agency. During the unrest, she worked in conjunction with Baltimore Bloc, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, and others, to mobilize Baltimore youth and connect them to efforts at legislative reform.
Source: Maryland Public Television