• Denetra Hampton

Social Justice Series: Momma

Updated: Jul 25

In this cinematic conversation we will give a particular focus on the contribution of the African American mothers voice to social injustice and how it can be instrumental to awareness and prevention of mass violence in not only the United States, but the world.

The Killing of George Floyd

The killing of George Floyd was a direct reflection on a history of violence against

people of color, instinctly bringing every Black Momma’s Voice to the forefront.

George was a 46-year-old black man, murdered in Minneapolis, Minnesota on

May 25, 2020. During the arrest Derek Chauvin, a white police officer knelt on

his neck for nine minutes and twenty-nine seconds after he was handcuffed and lying face

down on the pavement. The most poignant word from Mr. Floyd, cutting through

every household in America, was "MOMMA".

It was the calling of his MOMMA that every mother in the world could feel his pain. A calling out that provoked protest, change and accountability, but most importantly JUSTICE.

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