Wednesday, January 27, 2021

WATCH: 7 Black Mothers Who’ve Lost Children to Police or Vigilantes Speak About Shared Bond

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Drawing of Breonna Taylor’s mom Tamika Palmer, Good Morning America/ABC News

“Good Morning America” brought together seven mothers — the mothers of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Botham Jean, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Antwon Rose and Trayvon Martin — who have all lost a son or a daughter, for a conversation with ABC News’ Deborah Roberts to discuss their shared bond in mourning, and their journeys and sacrifices as Black mothers in America.

These mothers share the searing pain of losing a child — one that many of them say they relive each time another Black life is tragically taken.

“We are never ever going to recover from this. We live it every day. We carry the pain every single day,” Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin said.

“If these tears do not shake America, the tears that we shed as mothers will be the tears that break America,” Botham Jean’s mom, Allison Jean, echoed.

Here, the women open up to “GMA” in their own words about their sons and daughters’ lives, their tragic deaths, their legacies and what justice means to them amid the current movement. Watch excerpts below, followed by the full unedited conversation with GMA’s Roberts:

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