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Mothers Of The Movement: Their Power, Protests And Passion  was originally published on

1. Sybrina Fulton

Sybrina Fulton

“We have to change our mindsets, we have to let people know that our children matter,” Sybrina Fulton, the mother of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin who was killed on February 26, 2012 by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida, said to CNN’s Anderson Cooper in December 2014.

2. Lesley McSpadden

Lesley McSpadden

“I was (sure) they would indict the officer that shot my son without a video tape. You had so many witnesses,” Lesley McSpadden, mother of 18-year-old Michael Brown who was killed by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014, said to CNN’s Anderson Cooper in December 2014.

3. Gwen Carr

Gwen Carr

“If Eric Garner was a white man in Suffolk County doing the same thing that he was doing — even if he would have been caught selling cigarettes that day — they would have given him a summons and he wouldn’t have lost his life that day. I believe that 100 percent,” said Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner who was killed by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo who administered a chokehold on him in Staten Island, New York on July 17, 2014, said to CNN’s Anderson Cooper in December 2014.

4. Samaria Rice

Samaria Rice

“I believe if my son was white, he would probably still be here. There is no reason for my son to be dead,” Samaria Rice, the mother of 12-year-old Tamir Rice who was killed by fired cop Timothy Loehmann in Cleveland, Ohio on November 22, 2014 after police allegedly mistook his toy gun for a real one, said to The Associated Press in November 2016.