Two Ferguson protest leaders, Alexis Templeton and Brittany Ferrell, who met as Ferguson protesters, are getting married. Templeton, 20, and Ferrell, 25, met while they were involved as leaders in the Ferguson movement protesting the Aug. 9 shooting death of unarmed African American teenager Michael Brown and the grand jury’s decision to not indict Darren Wilson, the former police officer who shot and killed him.
The Ferguson protest leaders got engaged Tuesday, Dec. 16, at the marble steps of St. Louis City Hall’s rotunda, only a month after a judge overturned the state of Missouri’s ban on gay and lesbian marriages.
According to BuzzFeed, Templeton is a native of Ferguson, while Ferrell grew up in St. Louis but attended high school in Ferguson. Both attend the University of Missouri – St. Louis, but joined in the protests against police killing of Michael Brown. They are co-founders of Millennial Activists United and have been very visible in the Ferguson movement, The St. Louis American reports.