At the Democratic National Convention held July 26, 2016, nine mothers appeared on the stage. Those nine were:
Sybrina Fulton, mother of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin;
Gwen Carr, mother of 42-year-old Eric Garner;
Lezley McSpadden, mother of 18-year old Mike Brown;
Lucia McBath, mother of 17-year-old Jordan Davis;
Wanda Johnson, mother of 22-year old Oscar Grant;
Cleopatra Pendleton-Cowley, mother of 15-year old Hadiya Pendleton;
Annette Nance-Holt, mother of 16-year old Blair Holt;
Maria Hamilton, mother of 31-year old Dontré Hamilton.
Geneva Reed-Veal, the mother of 28-year old Sandra Bland
The nine mothers named above represent Mothers of the Movement because their children’s names helped energize the Black Lives Matter Movement and Black Lives Matter network. Their goal is aimed at enacting better gun control measures, repeal laws that might shield vigilantes from prosecution, and increase transparency and accountability for officers who kill in the line of duty.
One would not know that if reading some of the racist tweets on Twitter, who have limited Mothers Of The Movement to be anti-cop. Rawstory has already reported on the racist speech. Read the rest of this entry