You have sadly joined the likes of mothers such as Sybrina Fulton, Lucia McBath and myself who must know roll up our sleeves and fight for our sons. We fight because we believe the lives of our sons matter. We fight because we know that black life matters. We fight because we believe that our sons deserved a chance at life. And now Michael is depending on you to stand up and fight!
There is not a day that goes by where I don’t think about my son, Kendrick. Some days I wish I could just hold him or hear his sweet laugh again. Losing a child is never easy but it’s harder to accept when you have to fight for the truth. You have a long road ahead, but we are mothers and we are not built to break.
We will not rest until we have justice for our children, but in the meantime, build your hope on things eternal and just hold to God’s unchanging hands. We are praying for you from Valdosta.
Jacquelyn L. Johnson