Black Mothers Are Still Fighting For Their Murdered Children

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In 2016, nine women stood on stage at the Democratic National Convention, united by the deaths of their children. 

Gwen Carr, Sybrina Fulton, Maria Hamilton, Lucy McBath, Lesley McSpadden, Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton, Annette Nance-Holt, Wanda Johnson and Geneva Reed-Veal endorsed Hillary Clinton that night, joined together as Mothers of the Movement—an ever-growing group of African American mothers fighting against the police brutality, gun violence and systemic racism that allowed for their children to be killed.

Those women have since been joined in experience by Tamika Palmer, mother of Breonna Taylor (2020); Valerie Castile, mother of Philando Castile (2016); Demetree Wynn, mother of Dreasjon Reed (2020); Wanda Cooper-Jones, mother of Ahmaud Arbery (2020); Allison Jean, mother of Botham Jean (2018); Debra…

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