We continue our celebration of Black History Month by sharing the story of Jamira Burley. She's the 27-year-old Senior Campaigner for Gun Violence and Criminal Justice, Amnesty International.
She's profiled as part of NBC'S "NBCBLK28" Project. She told NBC she grew up in a drug-infested, violent neighborhood. Her brother was shot and killed when she was just 15-years-old.
She was the first in her family to graduate high school. She also attended Temple University and decided she wanted to work in "the trenches doing anti-violence work" after college graduation.
Read more about Jamira Burley and the NBCBLK28 Project.