In 2013, Marissa Johnson graduated cum laude from Seattle Pacific University. She had taken many theology classes, which deepened her faith.
According to the Seattle Times, she also worked as the beloved director of a church’s Sunday school program, and was known for her helpful offers to baby-sit, as well as the striking voice she put to use during worship services.
Then Ferguson happened. “My life really did change,” she said during an April panel discussion on the changing face of the civil-rights struggle.
Recently, Johnson and another member of Black Lives Matter disrupted the Bernie Sanders rally in Seattle.
In the video, MSNBC interviews Marissa Johnson.