MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A prominent figure of the Black Lives Matter movement and head of the NAACP in Minneapolis is leaving her job at the University of St. Thomas Law School.
Nekima Levy-Pounds announced via her Facebook page that she’s leaving the school to pursue advocacy for racial and economic justice.READ MORE: WCCO Minneapolis Mayoral Debate: Candidates Tackle Policing, Housing, Rising Crime Rates
Pounds taught at the school for 13 years and is the founding director of its Community Justice Project.READ MORE: Lake City Man Found Safe After Missing For Several Days
Pounds played a leading role in the protests following the death of Jamar Clark, who was shot and killed by Minneapolis police in November.MORE NEWS: Pedestrian Killed In Blaine Crash
Her last day at the school is July 31.