2. Johnetta “Netta” Elzie
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Johnetta “Netta” Elzie has been one of the most prominent young activists connected with the Black Lives Matters movement. As a leading voice of the We The Protestors group, Netta has risked her life in the name of justice and combating police brutality against Black citizens.
From Ferguson, Mo. to Baltimore, Md., Netta has criss-crossed the country in support of pushing back against violent acts committed by police officers. But what makes Netta’s contributions noteworthy beyond measure is that her passion for calling out unfairness doesn’t stop with the cops.