Emerson Sykes

Emerson Sykes is a staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), where he focuses on the intersection of free speech and racial justice. Previously, he was a Legal Advisor for Africa at the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, an organization devoted to improving the legal environment for civil society, philanthropy, and public participation around the world.

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From Toyi-toyi to “I Can’t Breathe”: African lessons in protest and liberation

By: Emerson Sykes

Americans seeking racial justice can learn a lot about protest and liberation from Africans.



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