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Anthony Beckford

Co-founder & President
Black Lives Matter Brooklyn

Anthony Beckford has been serving as co-founder and President of Black Lives Matter Brooklyn. He has been a Disabled U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, Single Father, Organizer Community Leader and the son of Afro-Carib Immigrant Parents from Jamaica.

Beckford started his advocacy at the early age of 12 years old and has grown to become the leader in our City and in the Movement that we see today. No matter how many hurdles are placed in his way, he has been able to overcome the challenges and maintain his mission to be the voice and the representation of the people.

His work in the Black Lives Matter movement and as a community leader has been recognized by various elected officials. Beckford continues to do the work not for accolades or self interest, he does it for the underserved, voiceless and ignored. He does it for the future generations.