Faron Manuel is currently a student at Clark Atlanta University in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. He will graduate in Spring 2015 with a degree in history, and he is currently serving as the Undergraduate President of the Student Government Association. He is the winner of the 2014 Center for Community Change #BetheChange essay contest. Follow him on Instagram at faronmanuel.
The Nation and the Center for Community Change partnered together for an essay contest in which young people were asked to submit a photo they found meaningful and an essay explaining the significance of the photo in 500 words.