From Ferguson To Atlanta Conference This Weekend

October 22, 2014 8:17 PM
From Ferguson To Atlanta Conference This Weekend
" July 2013. It was the Monday after the verdict in Florida in the George Zimmerman Murder Trial. He’d been found not guilty of killing teenager Trayvon Martin. Atlanta activist Attorney Mawuli Mel Davis says “we were expecting 500, we got 5,000.” They marched from the Atlanta University Center to CNN. They chanted, sung, “We had hip-hop artists, church leaders, politicians”, Davis says, “we all came together for a common purpose. That was to remind the world that our lives matter.”

August 19, 2014. It was ten days after the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the unarmed young man who died after being shot by a Ferguson police officer "

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