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Imagine being a City Council member who is used to the mother, the small business owner, bus driver or the teacher approaching Council about the issues of the community. Then a 4ft. something 11-year old boy steps up and out of his mouth comes the most eloquent delivery and speech you’ve ever heard. Marquis Govan did just that as he addressed the St. Louis County Council. He talked about injustice in Ferguson and the conditions of the community. When you hear him speak, the only way you know you’re not talking to a grown man is because his voice hasn’t changed yet. His points made were concise and accurate as Council listened to  this young politician.

While kids his age are out playing video games, this former foster child watches the news constantly, is reading President Obama‘s book The Audacity Of Hope, and hopes to become a senator, maybe even president someday. He is a prime example that it doesn’t matter where you start. It matters where you finish. Here could change Ferguson and possibly the world and if he is our future, then our future looks bright. Click here to see his interview with Jane Pauley on CBS This Morning.

 

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