BX teen takes leading role in activism
A Bronx teenager is channeling Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as she begins her journey into activism.
Hebh Jamal has staged walkouts at schools across New York City in protest of President Donald Trump's ban on immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries.
She says she wants to collectively bring people's struggles together.
"It took a lot of time to figure out how we can get the immigrant community, the Muslim community, the black community [and] the white community to try to get every different type of person to get involved and resonate with an issue," Jamal said.
Jamal says she is also heavily focused on educational activism and has been speaking with city leaders.
The high school senior organized a March for Justice rally to protect immigrants that is scheduled for Sunday.