Black History in the Making – DeMarcus Beckham


DeMarcus Beckham details his journey to raise awareness of inequality in the LGBTQ+ Macon Community.

MACON, Ga. — Through our partnership with Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative JournalismAmyre Makupson introduces you to the next generation — the people in our communities who are making Black history right now.  

DeMarcus Beckham is a busy man.

He’s taken his fight for LGBT equality to the state level and offers 13WMAZ’s first look at “Black History in the Making.”

Beckham has humble beginnings in the small town of Zebulon, Georgia..

“I make the joke all the time that we have more horses and cows than people,” he said.

That pushed Beckham to leave home and enroll at Middle Georgia State University in 2013, following his love of history.

“I loved understanding my people. I loved understanding why things were the way they were,” he said.

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