In Ferguson, an 11-Year-Old Boy Grabs the Mic

By Carla Murphy Sep 22, 2014

Marquis Govan, 11, knows what Ferguson needs: jobs. It’s what he told the St. Louis County Council on August 19  and it’s the message he took yesterday to a national audience on CBS "Sunday Morning." Just listen to the video above–especially when he interrupts reporter Jane Pauley with, "Look, let me tell you why," to explain why kids at his school do not aspire to become police officers.

Govan, who spent his first two years in foster care, now lives with his great-grandmother. He attends Loyola Academy in St. Louis.

The first of a series of townhalls to run through November 4 begins this Monday evening in Ferguson. Media will not be allowed.

(h/t St. Louis Public Radio/CBS Sunday Morning)