Ebony Slaughter-Johnson is a recent graduate of Princeton University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a certificate in African American Studies. She is currently a "Next Leader" research assistant at the Institute for Policy Studies.
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May 4, 2016
After their sons were brutally murdered , Sybrina Fulton (mother of Trayvon Martin), Lesley McSpadden (mother of Michael Brown), and Samaria Rice (mother of Tamir Rice) became household names and national beacons of strength. They were not trained or professional activists. They were simply mothers who answered a call to action. A similar, albeit less well-known, movement has emerged to take up the mantle on one of the most pressing civil and human rights issues of our time: criminal justice reform. Like Fulton, McSpadden, and Rice, many of these movement leaders are mothers, rendering this...