March on Washington: Ahmaud Arbery’s Mother on Her Son’s Legacy

Ahmaud Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, addressed the crowd gathered in Washington D.C.: “Please let their names live forever.”

Arbery was fatally shot earlier this year while he was out jogging in Glynn County, Georgia.

Capping a week of protests and outrage over the police shooting of a Black man in Wisconsin, civil rights advocates on Friday denounced police and vigilante violence against Black Americans at a commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Thousands gathered near the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his historic, “I Have a Dream” address, a vision of racial equality that remains elusive for millions of Americans.

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