Jarrius Adams, a 23-year-old activist, is one of several young Mississippians working to influence politics and policy in the state. Adams, who co-organized Jackson’s massive Black Lives Matter protest in June, joins Mississippi Today Editor-in-Chief Adam Ganucheau to discuss why he’s doing the work and forecast what he hopes the future could look like.

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Adam Ganucheau, as Mississippi Today's editor-in-chief, oversees the newsroom and works with the editorial team to fulfill our mission of producing high-quality journalism in the public interest. Adam has covered politics and state government for Mississippi Today since February 2016. A native of Hazlehurst, Adam has worked as a staff reporter for AL.com, The Birmingham News and The Clarion-Ledger and his work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Adam earned his bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Mississippi.