‘We are the voice:’ St. Louis student leaders reflect on 50th anniversary of King assassination

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On March 14, students Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School walked out of their school and through their Grand Center neighborhood in St. Louis, stopping on the steps of St. Francis Xavier College Church.

Among the Cardinal Ritter students who took part in the walkout, were two members of the school’s student council: Deja Brown, 17, is senior class president, and Darius White, 16 who is a sophomore class officer.

They were not alone. As part of a coordinated nationwide plan, the Cardinal Ritter students and their counterparts at other metro area St. Louis schools, showed their support for improved school safety and tighter gun-control measures after the Feb. 14 high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead. Check out the full story

By Ashley Lisenby, St. Louis Public Radio


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