Geneva Reed-Veal, mother of Sandra Bland, started her speech at the Democratic National Convention with that.
I do not know how these Mothers of the Movement do this, mothers who’ve lost children to violence. I do not know how they can show such class and grace and I aspire one day to be like them. You can read more about them here.
I saw this on Twitter, and it hit me hard. Once again — a black woman — or, in this case, black women — speaking as the conscience of our racist nation. When will we take on that role ourselves? Lord.