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ON HOLD MORE KILLINGS OF UNARMED BLACK PEOPLE BY POLICE ATTACKS ON OUR RIGHT TO VOTE MORE KILLINGS I MEAN THE WORST ECONOMIC CRISIS SINCE THE GREAT DEPRESSION THAT WE LEARNED ABOUT IN SCHOOL AND MORE EXTREME WEATHER THAN EVER BEFORE BUT GREAT CHALLENGES PRODUCE GREAT LEADERS WE HAVE MASTERED THE SELFIE AND TIKTOK NOW WE MUST MASTER OURSELVES LESS THAN A YEAR BEFORE HE WAS ASSASSINATED, MY GRANDFATHER PREDICTED THIS VERY MOMENT HE SAID THAT WE WERE MOVING INTO A NEW PHASE OF THE STRUGGLE THE FIRST PHASE WAS THE CIVIL RIGHTS AND THE NEW PHASE IS EQUALITY THAT IS WHY WE ARE HERE TODAY AND WHY PEOPLE ARE COMING TOGETHER ALL ACROSS THE WORLD FROM NEW ZEALAND TO NEW JERSEY HE SAID THAT WE MUST NOT FORGET THE DAYS OF MONTGOMERY WE MUST NOT FORGET THE SIT- IN MOVEMENTS WE MUST NOT FORGET THE BIRMINGHAM MOVEMENT AND SELMA PAPA KING, WE WON’T MY GENERATION HAS ALREADY TAKEN TO THE STREETS PEACEFULLY AND WITH MASKS AND SOCIALLY DISTANCED TO PROTEST RACISM AND I WANT TO ASK THE YOUNG PEOPLE HERE TO JOIN ME IN PLEDGING THAT WE HAVE ONLY JUST BEGUN TO FIGHT AND THAT WE WILL BE THE GENERATION THAT MOVES FROM ME TO WE WE ARE GOING TO BE THE GENERATION THAT DISMANTLING SYSTEMIC RACISM ONCE AND FOR ALL NOW AND FOREVER WE’RE GOING TO BE THE GENERATION THAT STOPS POLICE BRUTALITY NOW AND FOREVER WE ARE GOING TO BE THE GENERATION THAT SAVES OUR PLANET ONCE AND FOR ALL NOW AND FOREVER AND WE ARE GOING TO BE THE GENERATION THAT ENDS POVERTY HERE IN AMERICA THE WEALTHIEST NATION ON EARTH ONCE AND FOR ALL, NOW AND FOREVER WE STAND AND MARCH FOR LOVE AND WE WILL FULFILL MY GRANDFATHER’S DREAM SO SHOW ME WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE SHOW ME WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE >> THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE >> ONE LAST TIME SHOW ME WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE >> THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE >> OKAY THEN LET’S SHOW THEM >> A PROUD DAD LET ME THANK GOD THAT WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ASSEMBLE TODAY AND TO THANK REVEREND SHARPTON AND THE NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK AND ALL OF THE THAT ACTUALLY ARE HERE TODAY AND MOST OF ALL THESE FAMILIES THAT HAVE BEEN IMPACTED BY POLICE BRUTALITY AND MISCONDUCT WE HAVE COME TO BEAR WITNESS TO REMEMBER FROM WHERE WE HAVE COME AND CAREFULLY CONSIDER WHERE WE’RE GOING WHETHER YOU’RE HERE IN PERSON, ONLINE OR WATCHING ON MSNBC AND OTHER NETWORKS, THANK

YOU FOR JOINING US FOR THIS MARCH ON WASHINGTON TOGETHER WE ARE TAKING A STAND AND WE ARE TAKING A GIANT STEP FORWARD LET ME ALSO THANK AL GREEN FOR THE VERY WARM INTRODUCTION, MY DEAR FRIEND WE’RE TAKING A STEP FORWARD ON AMERICA’S ROCKY BUT RIGHTEOUS JOURNEY TOWARDS JUSTICE AUGUST 28th IS A DAY TO REMEMBER THE TRIUMPHS AND TRAGEDIES THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE IN OUR HISTORIC STRUGGLE FOR RACIAL JUSTICE TODAY WE COMMEMORATE THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON AND FREEDOM IN 1963 WHERE MY FATHER DECLARED HIS DREAM BUT WE MUST NEVER FORGET THE AMERICA NIGHTMARE OF RACIST VIOLENCE EXEMPLIFIED WHEN EMMITT TILL WAS MURDERED ON THIS DAY IN 1955 AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM FAILED TO CONVICT HIS KILLERS 65 YEARS LATER, WE STILL STRUGGLE FOR JUSTICE DEMILITARIZING THE POLICE AND DECLARING AS WE CAN THAT BLACK LIVES MATTER IN OUR STRUGGLE FOR JUSTICE, THERE ARE NO PERMANENT VICTORIES FOR ON THIS DAY 12 YEARS AGO I WAS HONORED TO ADDRESS THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION IN DENVER AND ON THAT NIGHT IN THAT EVENING IN THE MILE HIGH CITY, OUR SPIRITS WERE SOARING AS THE DEMOCRATS NOMINATED BARACK OBAMA, WHO WOULD GO ON TO BECOME THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN PRESIDENT OF THESE UNITED STATES BUT THE PROGRESS WE CELEBRATED THEN IS IN PERIL YET AGAIN AND NOW WE MUST MARCH TO THE BALLOT BOX AND THE MAILBOXES TO DEFEND THE FREEDOMS THAT EARLIER GENERATIONS WORKED SO HARD TO WIN IN SO MANY WAYS, WE STAND TOGETHER TODAY IN THE SYMBOLIC SHADOW OF HISTORY BUT WE ARE MAKING HISTORY TOGETHER RIGHT NOW WE’RE MARCHING WITH THE BIGGEST MOVEMENT FOR CIVIL RIGHTS SINCE THE 1960s FROM HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO SENIOR CITIZENS, BLACK AS WELL AS WHITE, LATINO, ASIAN-AMERICAN, NATIVE- AMERICANS, PACIFIC ISLANDERS AMERICANS ARE MARCHING TOGETHER MANY FOR THE FIRST TIME AND WE ARE DEMANDING REAL LASTING STRUCTURAL CHANGE WE ARE MARCHING TOGETHER FOR TIME HONORED GOALS AND IN TIMELY WAYS WE ARE COURAGEOUS BUT CONSCIOUS OF OUR HEALTH WE ARE SOCIALLY DISTANCED BUT SPIRITUALLY UNITED WE ARE MAKING MASKING OUR FACES BUT NOT OUR FACE IN FREEDOM AND WE ARE TAKING OUR STRUGGLE TO THE STREETS AND TO SOCIAL MEDIA THE NATION HAS NEVER SEEN SUCH A MIGHTY MOVE AMID A MODERN DAY INCLINATION OF WHAT MY FATHER CALLED THE COALITION OF CONSCIOUS IF WE MOVE FORWARD WITH PURPOSE AND PASSION, WE WILL COMPLETE THE WORK SO BOLDLY BEGAN IN THE 1960s WE’RE MARCHING TO OVERCOME RACISM AND VIOLENCE AND TODAY THOSE EVILS HAVE EXACERBATED FOUR MAJOR CHALLENGES THAT CURRENTLY FACE OUR COUNTRY FIRST COVID-19 TRAGICALLY HAS KILLED MORE THAN 175,000 AMERICANS DISPROPORTIONATELY AFRICAN- AMERICANS AND LATINO AND LOW INCOME PEOPLE AND EVERY BACKGROUND SECOND, MORE THAN 30 MILLION AMERICANS ARE UNEMPLOYED AGAIN DISPROPORTIONATELY PEOPLE OF COLOR COVID-19 HAS LAID BARE THE STRUCTURE AND RACIAL INEQUALITIES IN OUR ECONOMY THAT KEPT TOO MANY PEOPLE TRAPPED IN POVERTY POLICE BRUTALITY ARE KILLING SO MANY AVENUE MILES PER HOURS TODAY WE MARCH WITH THEIR FAMILIES AND SAY THEIR NAME GEORGE FLOYD, BREONNA TAYLOR, ERIC GARNER, MICHAEL BROWN, TAMIR RICE, RICHARDSON, TERRENCE CRUTCHER, TRAYVON MARTIN, SO MANY OTHERS FOR OUR VOTING RIGHTS ARE UNDER ATTACK WE MUST VIGOROUSLY DEFEND OUR RIGHTS TO VOTE THOSE RIGHTS

WERE PAID FOR BY THE BLOOD OF THOSE LYNCHED EXERCISING THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS THEY WERE PAID FOR BY THE BLOOD OF CIVIL RIGHTS WORKERS THOSE RIGHTS WERE PAID FOR THROUGH THE SACRIFICES MADE BY HEROES SUCH AS CT VIVIAN, HAMMER, WILLIAMS AND JOHN LEWIS BUT SINCE THE UNITED STATES SENATE HAS FAILED TO RENEW THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT, WE HAVE HAD TO OVERCOME A WHOLE NEW TRICK BAG OF TACTICS TO SUPPRESS OUR VOTES DISCRIMINATORY VOTER ID REQUIREMENTS, VOTE BY MAIL, VOTING PURGES TO TARGET THOSE WHO HAVE MISSED SEVERAL ELECTIONS AND DISENFRANCHISING THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED THEIR TIME AND PAID THEIR DEBT TO SOCIETY AND NOW COVID-19 IS MAKING ITS DANGEROUS EVEN DEADLY TO STAND IN LINE AT POLLING PLACES WE SHOULDN’T HAVE TO RISK OUR LIVES TO CAST OUR VOTES WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO DO WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP DOES, VOTE SAFELY BY MAIL BUT NOW WE ARE STRUGGLING TO OVERCOME THE DISMANTLING OF THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE FOR THE EXPRESSED PURPOSE OF SUPPRESSING OUR VOTE WITH ALL OF THESE THROATS TO OUR LIVES AND LIBERTIES, OUR CHALLENGE IS TO USE THIS MOMENT TO EXPAND THIS MOVEMENT, A MOVEMENT THAT NOT ONLY RAISES ITS VOICE BUT CASTS ITS VOTES, PURSUES ITS VISION, AND MAKES LASTING CHANGE THE SCRIPTURE SAYS WHERE THERE IS NO VISION THE PEOPLE PARISH OUR VISION IS BEST EXPRESSED BY A PHRASE WE MUST NEVER FORGET THAT IS THE BELOVED COMMUNITY WITH THOSE WORDS MY FATHER JOHN LEWIS, ROSA PARKS AND SO OTHER HISTORIC WOMEN AND MEN ENVISIONED IN AMERICA WHOSE DRAMATIC PRACTICE IS AS GOOD AS ITS PROMISE AN AMERICA WHERE THE TRIPLE EVILS OF POVERTY, RACISM AND VIOLENCE WILL BE REPLACED BY PEACE, JUSTICE AND SHARED ABUNDANCE AND WHERE HATE AND FEAR FINALLY GIVE WAY TO HEALTH AND LOVE TO ACHIEVE THAT AMERICA, WE NEED TO RAISE OUR VOICES AND CAST OUR VOTES OVER THE WEEKS AHEAD, CULMINATING ON ELECTION DAY WE NEED TO VOTE AS IF OUR LIVES AND OUR LIVELIHOODS, OUR LIBERTIES DEPEND ON IT BECAUSE THEY DO NO PERSON NO PEOPLE ARE MORE KEENLY AWARE OF THE RISK OF DISENFRANCHISEMENT THAN THOSE WHO OPPOSE OUR NATION CAN ONLY LIVE SO LONG WITHOUT THE OXYGEN OF FREEDOM THE SIMPLE CHALLENGE BEFORE US IS THAT EVERYONE CAN CAST A BALLOT AND EVERYONE THAT CAN MUST CAST A BALLOT THAT BALLOT THAT IS CAST MUST BE COUNTED AND THE RESULT MUST BE TRANSPARENT AND KNOWN TO THE WHOLE WORLD AND SO TODAY I CAN CALL ON EVERYONE WITH THE MEANS TO DRIVE PEOPLE TO THE POLLS, TO MAKE A PLAN FOR YOURSELF, FOR YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR NEIGHBOR, FOR THOSE ORGANIZATIONS AND COMPANIES THAT CARE ABOUT DEMOCRACY I CALL ON YOU TODAY TO OFFER YOUR RESOURCES AND YOUR CAPACITY TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERY BATTLE IS COUNTED IF OUR FOREFATHERS WERE WILLING TO DIE FOR THE RIGHT TO VOTE, WE CAN WORK FOR THE RIGHT TO VOTE AND I WILL CONTINUE TO CALL ON YOU TO ACT IN THE COMING DAYS YOU KNOW, MY FATHER WAS ASSASSINATED IN MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE WHILE STANDING IN SOLIDARITY WITH POOR WORKING PEOPLE SANITATION WORKERS WHOSE SLOGAN I AM A MAN WAS A STATEMENT THEY WERE HUMAN BEINGS WITH RIGHT THAT’S SHOULD BE RESPECTED AND ACKNOWLEDGED THEY WERE ASKING FOR SAFE WORKING CONDITIONS, FOR A LIVING WAGE, FOR RECOGNITION OF THEIR UNION, AND FOR HUMAN DIGNITY THEY SUMMED UP THEIR STRUGGLE WITH THOSE FOUR WORDS I AM A MAN THAT SIMPLE BUT POWERFUL SLOGAN EMPOWERS MOVEMENTS TODAY FROM BLACK LIVES MATTER TO FIGHT FOR 15 AND FOR THE ME TOO STRUGGLE AGAINST SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND ABUSE MOVEMENTS TRYING TO CLAIM THE DIGNITY THEY HAVE BEEN DENIED MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. FOUGHT FOR THE DIGNITY OF WORK AND THAT FIGHT IS NEVER ENDING IN 1968, THE SANITATION STRIKE WORKERS DEMANDED AND THE CAMPAIGN DEMANDED THAT WORKING PEOPLE

SHOULD NOT LIVE IN POVERTY THOSE FIGHTS FORESHADOW OUR STRUGGLE TODAY TO MAKE THE MINIMUM WAGE A LIVING WAGE, NOT A POVERTY WAGE AND WE ARE FIGHTING ALONGSIDE THE FRONT LINE WORKERS SANITATION WORKERS HEALTH CARE WORKERS GROCERY WORKERS TRANSPORT WORKERS FOOD SERVICE WORKERS AND SO MANY MORE THEY ARE PRAISED NOR BEING ESSENTIAL BUT THEY ARE TREATED AS IF THEY ARE EXPENDABLE WHILE STANDING WITH SANITATION WORKERS IN MEMPHIS DAD SAID SO OFTEN WE OVERLOOK THE WORK AND SIGNIFICANCE OF THOSE NOT IN PROFESSIONAL JOBS, FOR THOSE NOT IN THE SO- CALLED GOOD JOBS LET ME SAY TO YOU TONIGHT THAT WHEREVER — WHENEVER YOU’RE ENGAGED IN WORK THAT SERVES HUMANITY AND FOR THE BUILDING OF HUMANITY, IT HAS DIGNITY AND WORTH NOW WE HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO CONFESSES GREATNESS FOR GRANDOSITY MY FATHER SAID EVERYONE CAN BE GREAT BECAUSE EVERYBODY CAN SERVE IN HIS FAMOUS SPEECH HE EXPLAINED THAT EVERYONE WANTS TO BE A DRUM MAJOR, THE LEADER OF THE MARCHING BAND AND HE CHALLENGED US TO CHANNEL OUR DRUM MAJOR INSTINCT INTO BECOME DRAMA MAJORS FOR JUSTICE WHILE WE HONOR OUR HISTORY WE MUST BE A LIVING MOVEMENT NOT A MONUMENT IF DAD WERE HERE TODAY, I’M SURE HE WOULD IMPLORE US NOT TO HIM SELECTIVELY WHEN CONVENIENT HE WOULD WANT US TO BE DRAMA MAJORS FOR JUSTICE TO CHAMPION THE IDEALS THAT HE PROMOTED RACIAL JUSTICE SOCIAL EQUALITY AND PEACE AND HE WOULD GENTLY BUT INTENTLY CHALLENGE US NOT TO DWELL UPON THE PAST BUT TO LIVE AND LABOR IN WHAT HE CALLED THE FIERCE URGENCY OF NOW SO IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A SAVIOR, GET UP AND FIND A MIRROR WE MUST BECOME THE HEROES OF THE HISTORY WE ARE MAKING AND US MEANS ALL OF US IN 1963, AFTER MY FATHER SPOKE, ASKED PARTICIPANTS TO PARTICIPATE AND DEMAND THE VOTER RIGHTS ACTS MORE THAN HALF A CENTURY LATER WE MUST DEMAND THAT THE UNITED STATES SENATE STOP BLOCKING PASSAGE OF THE GEORGE FLOYD JUSTICE IN POLICING ACT AND THE JOHN LEWIS VOTING RIGHTS RESTORATION ACT AND SO WHEN WE CONCLUDE TODAY, LET’S REMEMBER THAT — REMEMBER THAT THIS IS THE COMMITMENT MARCH IN THE SPIRIT OF 1963 I ASK YOU TO JOIN ME IN PLEDGING IN ACT IF THREE WAYS FIRST, BECAUSE OUR CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS ARE AT STAKE IN THIS ELECTION, I ASK YOU NOT ONLY TO REGISTER TO VOTE, MAKE SURE THAT AT LEAST ONE OTHER PERSON REGISTERS AND VOTES SECOND, I ASK YOU TO COMMIT TO SERVICE AND STRUGGLE IN YOUR COMMUNITY FROM VOTER REGISTRATION TO RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE TO DEMILITARIZING THE POLICE GET INVOLVED WITH ONE OR MORE WORTH WHILE STRUGGLES IN YOUR COMMUNITY AND THIRD, I ASK YOU TO PLEDGE AS MY FATHER AND JOHN LEWIS DID, TO GET INTO GOOD TROUBLE AND DO IT NONVIOLENTLY REMEMBER, THAT IN THE FIGHT AGAINST INJUSTICE, NONVIOLENCE DOESN’T MEAN PASSIVE ACCEPTANCE IT MEANS PEACEFUL RESISTANCE WE MUST COME TOGETHER AND JOIN WITH THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT TO RAISE OUR VOICES AND SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH WE MUST COME WITH THE POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN, THE CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE MOVEMENT THE WOMEN’S MARCH AND ME TOO MOVEMENTS ENOUGH IS ENOUGH MLK FAMOUSLY SAID THAT THE UNIVERSE IS RUN BY 10 — BENDS TOWARDS JUSTICE HE SAYS IT DOES NOT DEPEND ON ITS OWN WE MUST DO SOME WORK OURSELVES AND THE FINAL YEAR OF HIS LIFE, HE SAID, WHERE DOES HE GO FROM HERE? CANCER COMMUNITY? MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS AND DEAR FRIENDS, THE HISTORY AND OUR COUNTRY, WHAT THE ANSWER BE CHAOS OR COMMUNITY? I BELIEVE THAT SOME HAVE CHOSEN THE ANSWER IS CHAOS AND THE WHITE HOUSE TODAY WE WHO BELIEVE MUST CHOOSE COMMUNITY IF WE CHOOSE COMMUNITY, WE CAN AVOID WATCHING THE DREAM TURN INTO A PERMANENT NIGHTMARE IF WE CHOOSE COMMUNITY, 50 YEARS FROM NOW,

ABLE TO RID TEAM AMERICA UNTIL THE PROMISE OF DEMOCRACY MY FRIEND, IF YOU CHOOSE COMMUNITY, WE CAN ANSWER IN THE SCRIPTURE YOU WILL SEE WHAT WILL BECOME OF HIS DREAMS I WANT TO SAY TO YOU, THESE AREN’T ONLY OUTCOMES AS A PROTESTER, BUT AS VICTIMS MY DADDY WAS KILLED WHEN I WAS 10 YEARS OLD THE NONSENSE AND SPLIT YOU MAY KNOW COME UP AND AND I KNOW THAT SIX YEARS LATER MY GRANDMOTHER WAS GUNNED DOWN IN A CHURCH. I UNDERSTAND WHAT IT MEANS I WAS SO THANKFUL THAT MY GRANDMOTHER AND MY MOTHER IN MY AUNTS AND UNCLES HAD TOLD ME ABOUT LOVE MY GRANDDADDY USED TO SAY THAT I REFUSE TO ALLOW ANY PERSON TO REDUCE ME TO HATRED THE MAN THAT KILLED MY LOVELY WIFE, AND THE MAN THAT KILLED MY SON, I REFUSE TO ALLOW THEM TO REDUCE ME TO HATRED IF WE DON’T RESOLVE THESE ISSUES, THERE ARE CERTAIN LEVELS OF LOVE HE TALKED ABOUT ALL OF THEM THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF LOVE, IT SEEKS NOTHING IN RETURN LOVE THAT IS UNSELFISH 11 IF THEY ARE WHITE, BLACK, NATIVE AMERICAN, HISPANIC, 11 IF THEY ARE AFRICAN YOU LOVE THEM IF VARIATION YOU LOVE THEM BECAUSE YOU KNOW THAT GOD CALLS YOU TO DO THAT WE WILL RESOLVE ALL OF THESE CRAZY ZACH, AND WE HAVE TO DO IT WITH LOVE THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU LET’S KEEP ON KEEPING ON >> THE 57th MARCH ON WASHINGTON, I WISH THAT I COULD BE THERE WITH YOU TODAY AS REVEREND AL SHARPTON IS MY COLLEAGUE, MY FRIEND, AND MY BIG BROTHER I AM FROM BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, AT AGE 18, HAVING LESS THAN I WAS TWO YEARS OLD, IT WAS A YEAR WHEN LACK LIVES MATTER MET MICHAEL GRIFFIN, SEAN BELL, AND GAVIN CATO THE REPLACEMENT OF THE FIRST BLACK MAYOR, WITH THE GIULIANI A STAYAWAY IF YOU ARE BLACK FROM BENSONHURST, AND HOWARD BEACH AND THE REVEREND AL SHARPTON, THE ONLY ONE WHO SEEMED TO KNOW WHAT TO DO AND CARED ENOUGH TO DO IT A GENERATION EARLIER IT WAS JESSE JACKSON AND DR. KING FOR MY GENERATION IT WAS REVEREND AL LITTLE THAT I NOW, I THOUGHT I WOULD GET TO KNOW HIM AS A LOCAL PRODUCER AND HOST ON HIDEO RUN, HE WOULD BE A GREAT MENTOR AND SUPPORTER THE NETWORK HAS NEVER STOPPED WORKING, IT IS A NAME FOR A CHANGE, FOR TRADE ON MARTIN, BROWN, GARDNER, TIMMY RICE, FREDDIE GAYE, BROWN AND TAYLOR AND JACOB LEE I MARCHED WITH HIM WHEN HE PULLED ME TO THE FRONT OF THE LINE, AND SAID IF I COULD BE THERE TO WITNESS HISTORY, JOHN LEWIS IS SECOND TO LAST PUBLIC APPEARANCE I HAVE WATCHED NURSING GREETING FAMILIES AS THEY CRY OUT FOR JUSTICE HE HAD PRESIDENTS CONFIDE IN HIM HE INSPIRED ME TO USE MY GIFT TO MAKE REAL CHANGE ANY IDEAS — HE WILL DO SOMETHING AND CAUSE SOMETHING TO BE DONE THE 57th ANNIVERSARY MARCH ON WASHINGTON, PLEASE SUPPORT ME AND SUPPORTING MY BIG BROTHER, REVEREND AL SHARPTON >> NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE! NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE,! WHAT WE WANT? WHAT WE WANT? WHAT DO WE WANT? WHEN DO WE WANT TO? WHEN DO WE WANT TO? WHEN DO WE WANT? WHEN DO WE WANT TO?

ALL RIGHT 57 YEARS AGO 1963 — THERE WAS A STRUGGLE IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA THERE WAS THE ASSASSINATION OF JANESSA EVANS THE HEAD OF THE NAACP IN THE MIDDLE OF STRUGGLES AND MURDER, THEY CAME TO WASHINGTON THEY DEMANDED THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GIVES THEM A CIVIL RIGHTS ACT, AND VOTING RIGHTS THEY MARCHED THAT DAY, TO A HOT BLISTERING DAY LIKE TODAY THEY SAID THAT AS WE STRUGGLE, WE NEED LEGISLATION THEY HAD THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964, AND THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF 1965 THEY CAME, YOUNG AND OLD. THEY CAME FROM THE SOUTH MANY OF THEM COULD NOT STOP ON THE ROAD TO USE THE BATHROOM IT WAS AGAINST THE LAW THEY CAME ANYHOW MANY OF THEM COULD NOT STOP AND EAT AT A RESTAURANT THEY HAVE SANDWICHES AND A PAPER BAG MANY OF THEM COULD NOT REST AT THE MOTEL OVERNIGHT THEY CAME ANYWAY, BECAUSE IT WAS AGAINST THE LAW FOR THEM TO STOP BECAUSE THEY CAME, AND IN FORCE AND 63, WE WERE ABLE TO COME BACK IN 2020 WRITING WHATEVER WE WANTED TO WRITE STAYING IN WHATEVER HOTEL IS AVAILABLE WE HAVE PEOPLE THAT WE NEED TO STRAIGHTEN THAT — STRAIGHTEN OUT 2020. 2020, WE MUST DEAL WITH THE RIGHT TO VOTE EVEN THOUGH WE ARE HERE, IN THE MIDST OF A PANDEMIC, I AM KEEP SAYING — SPREAD IT OUT WE WANT TO COME TO SHOW THAT ENOUGH IS ENOUGH WHEN I WAS HEADING TO JOSH — GEORGE FLOYD’S FUNERAL, I SPOKE WITH PEOPLE AND I SAID OTHERS AS YOU KNOW, MAYBE WE NEED TO GO BACK TO WASHINGTON THEY SAID, LET’S TALK IT OUT WE DID NOT KNOW HOW WE WERE GOING TO DO IT WE DID NOT KNOW HOW WE WOULD PLAN A. I DON’T KNOW HOW WE DID IT WHY ARE WE IN WASHINGTON? TRUMP IS ONE OF THE LEADING MINDS OF OUR NATION DR. MICHAEL ERIC DYSON TOLD ME THAT YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND, UNTIL YOU HAVE FEDERAL LEGISLATION, EVERY STATE WILL DO WHAT IT WANTS TO DO NOW, WE NEED TO PASS THE ACTION INTO SENATE WE NEED MITCH McCONNELL AND THE U.S. SENATE TO MEET WITH THE GEORGE FLOYD, AND WE WILL MEET THEM AT THE POLLS IN NOVEMBER WHETHER WE’VE GOT THE MAIL IN, WALKING IN, CRAWLING IN, WE WANT OUR BILLS PASSED SEVERAL WEEKS AGO — CONGRESS

— MAKING THE TRANSITION — LAST TIME I WAS HERE — HE END REVEREND WILLIAMS AND AMELIA BOYNTON WERE SITTING ON THE EDMUND PETTIS BRIDGE, CHITCHATTING THAT BREAK LASTED UNTIL 2000 WHEN WE COME TO WASHINGTON, SAYING HOW DO YOU MEMORIALIZE JOHN LEWIS, AND ALLOW THE BUILDING THAT HE STOOD FOR US, TO DIE, WE WANT FOR JOHN LEWIS, VOTING RIGHTS WITHOUT LEGISLATION, THERE WOULD NOT BE A CHANGE WE DID NOT COME OUT TO FEED BECAUSE WE HAD NOTHING TO DO WE COME TO LET YOU KNOW THAT WE WILL COME ON BY THE NUMBERS AND THE HEAT, AND SAY THAT WE WILL STAND AND THE POLLS ALL YEAR LONG IT KEEPS TELLING ME ABOUT BLACK PARENTS HAVE TO HAVE CONSERVATION HOW IT HAS BEEN EXPLAINED — DON’T REACH FOR THE GLOVE DEPARTMENT WE HAVE HAD THE CONVERSATION FOR DECADES IT IS TIME FOR A CONVERSATION FOR AMERICA IT IS NO PROBLEM FOR THEM TO SHOOT US IN THE BACK YOU ACT LIKE IT IS NO TROUBLE TO PUT A CHOKEHOLD ON US SCREAMING I CAN BREATHE, 11 TIMES PULLING A MAN DOWN ON ON THE GROUND — UNTIL THEY SQUEEZE THE LIFE OUT OF YOU IT IS TIME FOR A CONVERSATION I WONDERED WHY WHY DID THEY HAVE TO MARCH? AT LINCOLN’S MEMORIAL? WHY DID THEY NOT GO TO THE JEFFERSON MEMORIAL? WHY DID THEY NOT GO TO THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT? YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND, 100 YEARS BEFORE 1963 WAS 1863 1863 THAT WAS WHEN ABRAHAM LINCOLN SIGNED THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION THEY PROMISED US FULL CITIZENSHIP IF WE FIGHT TO SAVE THE UNION HE PROMISED 40 ACRES AND A MULE WE NEVER GOT FULL CITIZENSHIP WE NEVER GOT THE REPARATIONS THE PROMISE HAS BEEN BROKEN, AND, WE CAME LIKE DR KING CAME 57 YEARS AGO SAYING THAT WE ARE TITLE BROKEN PROMISES SOME SAY TO ME — REVEREND AL, ALL OF THE FAMILIES HAVE DENOUNCED LOOTING BUT WE HAVE NOT HEARD, IS YOU DENOUNCE SHOOTING WE WILL SPEAK AGAINST THE

LOOTING WHEN WILL YOU SPEAK AGAINST IRAN POLICE SHOOTINGS? I REMEMBER — THE REVEREND SAID AND SPOKE TODAY — SAT US DOWN, AND SAID THAT AFTER THE MONTGOMERY BOYCOTTS, AND — THE GOVERNOR OF GEORGIA, AND THAT MOVEMENT, AND ALBANY THAT HAD BEEN TREATED WITH A CERTAIN KIND OF KINDNESS THEY SAID THAT THEY WANTED TO FIND SOMEONE THAT WOULD DEMONSTRATE THE RAW DISREGARD FOR RAISA, AND AS THEY DID, THEY WENT AND THEY WENT ALL OVER THE SOUTH THEY TOLD HIM TO COME TO BIRMINGHAM BECAUSE THERE WAS A POLICE CHIEF THERE NAMED ROY CONNOR ROY CONNOR WOULD ACT AN INSENSITIVE INVERT AWAY IN 1963 AND 1964, THEY FIVE HERE WE ARE AT 2020 WE HAVE GONE FROM A MEAN-SPIRITED SHERIFF, TO A MEAN-SPIRITED PRESIDENT WE DO NOT WANT TO BE DISRESPECTED THIS YOUNG MAN, JACOB LIES IN A HOSPITAL, AND YOU WILL NOT CALL HIS NAME HOW TO USE IT WHEN BE ON A TAILOR’S AND A GREAT AND YOU WILL NOT CALL HER NAME? HOW DO YOU SIT WHILE ERIC GARDNER IS AN A GRADE AND YOU WILL NOT CALL HIS NAME? HOW DO YOU SAY? GEORGE FLOYD IS LAYING IN A GRAVE , WELL — LOOKED DOWN FROM THE WHITE HOUSE WE COME TO WASHINGTON BY THE THOUSANDS WE WILL CALL THEN NAME, WE ARE GOING TO CALL THEIR NAMES WE WILL NEVER LET AMERICA FORGET WHAT YOU HAVE DONE CALL THEIR NAMES THIS IS THE TIME, THIS IS THE TIME , FOR LEGISLATOR CHANGE THIS IS THE TIME FOR US TO VOTE LIKE WE HAVE NEVER VOTED BEFORE DON’T JUST VOTE FOR THE TOP OF THE TICKET VOTE ALL THE WAY DOWN SCROLL DOWN FROM THE TOP TO THE BOTTOM VOTE ALL THE WAY TO THE DOGCATCHER WE WANT TO GET RID OF ANYBODY THAT IS IN OUR WAY OUR PARENTS DIED TO GIVE US THE RIGHT TO VOTE YOU CAN MESS WITH THE MAIL, BUT IT IS NOT THE SACRIFICE OF GOOD MEN GAVE OUR VOTERS WE DON’T CARE HOW LONG THE LINES ARE WE DON’T CARE WHAT YOU DO IT WILL STOP THINGS LIKE BREANNA TAYLOR THEY SAY — WHEN GEORGE ZIMMERMAN WAS ACQUITTED FOR THE MURDER — WHEN HE WAS ACQUITTED FOR THE MURDER OF TREY VAUGHN MARTIN — THREE YOUNG GENIUS SISTERS ABOUT THE SLOGAN BLACK LIFE MATTER IT RESONATED WHY DID IT RESONATE? YOU ACTED LIKE IT DID NOT MATTER EVERYONE HAS NOT MATTERED THE

SAME IN AMERICA THE REASON WHY WE HAVE TO SAY THAT BLACK LIVES MATTER IS BECAUSE WE GET NO HEALTHCARE WE GET NO HEALTHCARE LIKE WE DO NOT MATTER WE GO TO JAIL LONGER FOR THE SAME CRIME, LIKE WE DON’T MATTER WE GET — LIKE WE DON’T MATTER, WE ARE TREATED WITH DISRESPECT, FOR POLICEMAN THAT WE PAY THEIR SALARIES AND, LIKE WE DON’T MATTER WE FIGURED THAT WE WOULD LET YOU NOW WHETHER WE ARE TALL OR SHORT, FAT OR SKINNY, LIKE SKINNED OR DARK SKINNED, BLACK, BLACK LIVES MATTER! WE WILL NOT STOP UNTIL IT MATTERS TO EVERYONE >>> 1963, DR KING TALKED ABOUT HIS DREAM TODAY, WE HEARD FROM HIS SON AND THIS — IS A BEAUTIFUL GRANDDAUGHTER, THEY ARE AND THE BLOODLINES, THE CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN BECOMING THE SAME SPIRITUAL IMAGE I WANT THIS COUNTRY TO NOW, EVEN WITH YOUR BRUTALITY, YOU CANNOT ROB US OF OUR DREAM YOU CANNOT ROB US OF OUR DREAMS WE HAVE ALWAYS HAD A DREAM WE ALWAYS HAD THAT DREAM OF BEING WHAT WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE WE ARE THE DREAM KEEPERS THIS IS WHY WE COME BLACK-AND- WHITE, AND IN ALL RACES THIS DREAM IS STILL ALIVE, HE MIGHT HAVE KILLED A DREAMER, BUT YOU CANNOT KILL THE DREAM WE WILL RISE, NEVER TO FALL AGAIN WE WILL STAND UP , EVEN WHEN OUR LEGS ARE TIRED WE WILL MAKE THE DREAM COME TRUE LET ME SAY THIS — LET ME SAY THIS — WE ALL SHOULD LEAVE YOUR COMMITTED TO KEEPING THIS DREAM ALIVE I WANT EVERYONE THAT WENT TO THE WEBSITE, WANTS TO HELP US FOR ELECTION DAY EARLY VOTING STARTS IN TWO WEEKS WE WANT TO PUT PEOPLE ALL OVER THIS COUNTRY THEY WANT TO SUPPRESS OUR VOTE WE HAVE TO HAVE FOOT SOLDIERS THAT WILL PROTECT THE VOTE, AND BE OUT THERE I WANT TO SAY, YOU COULD’VE BEEN SO MUCH MORE YOU HAD IDEAS YOU HAD DREAMS NOT ONLY AS A RAISE, BUT AS A PERSON FROM SOCIETY THE OTHER DAY ON YOUR NECK WE COULD HAVE HAD DEVELOPED A SUCCESSFUL AS OTHERS SOCIETY HAD THEIR KNEE ON

HER NECK WE WILL NOT SUBMIT ANYMORE WE ARE NOT GOING TO TAKE IT WE ARE RISING UP IF WE HAVE TO VOTE EVERY DAY, WE WILL GET THE KNEE OFF OF HER NECK WE WILL GET YOUR KNEE OFF OF OUR NECK ENOUGH IS ENOUGH ENOUGH IS ENOUGH NO JUSTICE, NO JUSTICE, NO JUSTICE, NO JUSTICE. ALL RIGHT I WANT TO BRING OUT — I WANT YOU TO BACK OUT I WANT YOU TO BRING TO MY LEFT, THE MOTHER OF BREANNA TAYLOR SAY HER NAME! SAY HER NAME! SAY HER NAME! SAY HER NAME! TAMIKA, THE MOTHER OF BREANNA TAYLOR >> THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT FOR BREANNA TAYLOR SECOND, I JUST WANT TO — THANKS LOUISVILLE , MY FAMILY, FOR KENNETH WALKER COMING OUT HERE AND CONTINUING TO SAY THE NAME LOUDER WE ARE AT A POINT WHERE WE CAN CHANGE IT, WE HAVE TO VOTE YEAH ALL RIGHT, WAIT A MINUTE — I BROUGHT MR LINCOLN WE ALL STOPPED WHEN A MAN WAS KILLED WITH AN A ON HIS NECK HIS DEATH HAS BEEN THE IMPETUS OF A GLOBAL MOVEMENT I BRING YOU HIS BROTHER, THE BROTHER OF GEORGE FLOYD MY SISTER, BRIDGET, MY LIFE — KITA MY SISTER, TANYA >> OKAY ALL RIGHT >> I AM SO OVERWHELMED RIGHT NOW WITH EVERYONE HERE

RIGHT NOW NOW — IT IS CRAZY TO SEE THIS RIGHT NOW FOR BREANNA, FOR JACOB, FOR PAMELA TURNER, FOR MICHAEL BROWN , FOR TREY VAUGHN , AND FOR ANYONE ELSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IT HAS NEVER BEEN MORE CLEAR THAN CHANGE RIGHT NOW IT IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW WE ARE DEMANDING IT EVERYONE HERE HAS MADE A COMMITMENT, BECAUSE THEY WOULD NOT BE OR FOR ANY OTHER REASON RIGHT NOW IT IS ODD I KNOW IT IS HOT EVERYBODY OUT HERE RIGHT NOW, OUR LEADERS — THEY NEED TO FOLLOW US WHERE WE ARE MARCHING, TO ENACT LAWS TO PROTECT US MY BROTHER GEORGE, HIS LOOKING TO RIGHT NOW AND IS THANKFUL FOR EVERYTHING THAT IS EVERYBODY IS DOING RIGHT NOW YOU’RE SHOWING A LOT OF EMPATHY I AM ENJOYING EVERY LAST EDITED IF IT WERE NOT FOR YOU ALL, I DON’T KNOW WHERE I WOULD BE RIGHT NOW I HAVE TO ADVOCATE FOR EVERYONE JACOB BLAKE, HE WAS SHOT SEVEN TIMES HE HAS KIDS THAT IS PAINFUL I WANT YOU GUYS TO ASK YOURSELVES, HOW WILL THE HISTORY BOOKS WHENEVER YOU? WHAT IS YOUR LEGACY? WITH THE FUTURE GENERATIONS REMEMBER YOU FOR YOUR COMPLACENCY? YOUR INACTION? WILL THEY REMEMBER YOU FOR EMPATHY, LEADERSHIP, PASSION? MARTIN LUTHER KING WAS HERE 57 YEARS AGO HE TOLD THE WORLD HIS DREAMS I DON’T THINK THAT YOU ALL ARE HEARING ME WE HAVE TO DO IT TOGETHER WE HAVE TO DO TOGETHER FOR GENERATIONS TO COME

OUR CHILDREN MY BROTHER CANNOT BE WITH US TODAY WE HAVE TO BE THE VOICE WE HAVE TO BE THE CHANGE WE HAVE TO BE IS LEGACY THANK YOU >>> DON’T GET THAT CLOSE DESPITE HER ARMS AND SOCIAL DISTANCE YOU GUYS ARE TOO TIED UP HERE A FEW DAYS AGO — A FEW DAYS AGO — OKAY ALL RIGHT GOOD YOU HAVE THE FLOYD — THE FLOYD FAMILY >> NOW, A FEW DAYS AGO, I GOT A CALL THAT I HAD TALKED TO HER FATHER HIS SON WAS SHOT IN KENOSHA, WISCONSIN SEVEN TIMES IN THE BACK THIS THIS WAS WELL HE WAS RUNNING INTO HIS CAR POLICE HAD HIM DETAINED BY THE EDGE OF HIS TEACHER THERE IS NO WEAPON IN HIS HAND THERE IS NO THREAT THE THREAT TO THE POLICEMAN BY LAW, THE POLICEMAN SHOULD ONLY USE DEADLY FORCE WHEN THEY ARE IN A LIFE- THREATENING CIRCUMSTANCE WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN THE CIRCUMSTANCE, WHEN A MAN IS RUNNING AWAY FROM YOU? WHAT HAVE GOOD BEND THE CIRCUMSTANCE WHEN A MAN IS TRYING TO GET IN HIS CAR? THEY SAY THEY MAY HAVE FOUND A KNIFE IN HIS CAR WHAT DID THEY DO? DID THEY EXAMINE THE POLICE TO SEE IF THEY HAD X-RAY VISION TO SEE THE CAR DOOR? WHEN HE SHOT HIM, HE DID NOT KNOW I WAS IN THE CAR WHAT HE KNEW WAS THAT A BLACK MAN SEEMS TO BE EXPENDABLE, AND WE HAVE COME TO SAY THAT WE ARE NO LONGER EXPENDABLE WE ARE GOING TO DEMAND JUSTICE HIS MOTHER, AND FATHER, BOTH

HERE HIS MOTHER HAS HEAT EXHAUSTION, AND IS SITTING IN A TENT I BRING YOU THE FATHER OF THIS YOUNG MAN HOME, WE ARE ALL RALLYING FOR THIS IS JACOB’S DAD HE SAID I WILL FIGHT FOR MY ASSIGNED, AND I WILL FIGHT FOR JUSTICE JACOB BLAKE SAY HIS NAME SAY HIS NAME SAY HIS NAME SAYS NAME SAYS NAME SAYS NAME SAY HIS NAME THE SISTER WILL SPEAK FOR THE MOTHER >> AMERICA UNAPOLOGETICALLY, I’M HERE TO TELL YOU IN FRONT OF OUR HOUSE, THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT ONE GOD HAS PREPARED ME AMERICA, YOUR REALITY IS NOT REAL CATERING TO YOUR DELUSIONS IS NO LONGER AN OPTION WE WILL NOT PRETEND WILL NOT BE YOUR DOS OILS LAST WE WILL NOT BE OPPRESSED WE WILL NOT DRESS UP THE GENOCIDE AND COLLEGE POLICE BRUTALITY WE WILL ONLY PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE TRUTH BLACK AMERICA, I HOLD YOU ACCOUNTABLE YOU MUST FIGHT NOT WITH VIOLENCE AND CHAOS WITH SELF-LOVE, LEARN TO LOVE YOURSELF LIKE PEOPLE UNIFY ECONOMICS BLACK WOMEN YOU ARE YOUR BROTHER’S KEEPER I KNOW THAT IS FA, BUT, FORGIVE HIM, AND HIS LET CHILDREN READ, LEARN, GROW AND LIVE LET THEM QUESTION EVERYTHING BLACKMAN — STANDOUT STANDUP, BLACK MAN EDUCATE YOURSELF PROTECT THE BLACK FAMILY UNIT >> NO JUSTICE? NO JUSTICE? NO JUSTICE? NO JUSTICE? JACOB BLAKE JACOB LAKE JACOB BLAKE JACOB BLAKE THERE ARE TWO SYSTEMS OF JUSTICE AND THE UNITED STATES THERE’S A WHITE SYSTEM, THAT IS A BLACK SYSTEM THE BLACK SYSTEM IS NOT DOING SO WELL BUT, LET’S STAND UP EVERY BLACK PERSON IN THE UNITED STATES IS GOING TO STAND UP WE ARE TIRED I AM TIRED I AM TIRED OF SEEING THESE BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE SUFFER SYSTEMATIC RACISM — WE WILL TALK ABOUT IT RIGHT NOW GUILTY GUILTY GUILTY RACISM AGAINST ALL OF US, GUILTY GUILTY GUILTY GUILTY RACISM AGAINST YVONNE MARTIN GUILTY RACISM AGAINST GEORGE FLOYD WE FIND THEM GUILTY RACISM AGAINST JACOB BLAKE? GUILTY WE ARE NOT TAKING IT ANYMORE I ASK EVERYONE TO STAND UP NO JUSTICE NO JUSTICE NO JUSTICE I MET THIS NOW SEVEN YEARS OLD

HOW DID I KNOW THAT I WOULD MEET THIS MAN AGAIN AND THE CIRCUMSTANCES? I TRULY DID NOT WANT TO SEE ALL OF YOU TODAY JUST FOR THESE REASONS MY FATHER WAS IN TOWN FOR 1 MARCH THE FIRST MARCH ON DC I HAVE A DUTY. I HAVE A DUTY TO SUPPORT AND UNDERSTAND EACH AND EVERYONE IN THIS CROWD I LOVE YOU IF NOBODY TOLD YOU TODAY, BIG JAKE LOVES YOU WE ARE GOING TO STAND UP, BABY WE WILL SET UP TOGETHER I NEED YOUR STRENGTH BIG DADDY’S LEGS AREN’T THAT GOOD ANYMORE I NEED YOUR STRENGTH! NO JUSTICE NO JUSTICE NO JUSTICE I LOVE YOU ALL I WANT TO BRING THE ATTORNEY THAT REPRESENTS THESE FAMILIES REPRESENTING THE MANY FAMILIES HERE, I THINK THAT WE SHOULD TAKE A MOMENT BEFORE WE MARCH THE MEMORIAL GOOD AFTERNOON, DC I REPRESENT THE ACEVEDO FAMILY, WHO WAS KILLED, BEFORE GEORGE FLOYD, GOING FOR 10 MINUTES — I ALSO REPRESENT THE FAMILY OF JACOB LAKE HE WAS INHUMANELY KILLED — NEARLY KILLED HE WAS SHOT SEVEN TIMES HE LIVES TODAY THANK YOU FOR HAVING THIS EVENT HERE TODAY WE ARE TIRED OF TALKING WE ARE TIRED OF PLAYING GAMES 2020 IS THE YEAR WHERE AMERICA WILL BE PUT ON TIMEOUT WE THINK THE MILWAUKEE BUCKS WITH ALL THE NBA TEAMS, WHO SACRIFICED THEIR GAME FOR THE SPECIAL CAUSE, WE THINK MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ALL OF THE ACTORS AND ENTERTAINERS ALL THE CELEBRITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY, THEY UTILIZE THEIR PLATFORM FOR JUSTICE TODAY, I JUST WANT TO LET YOU KNOW, THIS IS THE LAST SEASON OF THE POLICE VERSION OF HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER WE KNOW YOUR PLAYBOOK WE KNOW YOUR PLACE IT IS STEP ONE — CLAIM THAT YOU ARE IN FEAR, FIND AN OBJECT — SO THAT YOU CAN JUSTIFY KILLING A BLACK OR BROWN PERSON STEP TWO, ASSASSINATE THE BLACK OR BROWN PERSON, AND SENSORY, ASSASSINATE HIS CHARACTER THEN, YOU GET TO STEP FOUR DELAY THE INVESTIGATION YOU HAVE THE VIDEO THAT TAKES 20 SECONDS TO WATCH BUT YOU TAKE SIX MONTHS TO SAY YOU ARE INVESTIGATING YOU CAUSE AN UPROAR IN OUR COMMUNITY YOUR ATTACKER PROTESTERS THAT ARE GATHERING PEACEFULLY YOU TEARGAS AGAINST THEM I WANT TO LET YOU KNOW, WE ARE HERE TODAY BECAUSE THE GAME IS OVER THIS TIME OUT IS NOT IN VAIN WE KNOW YOUR PLAY IT IS OVER IT IS TRAINING DAY FOR POLICE OFFICERS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AROUND THE COUNTRY IT IS TRAINING DAY IF YOU DO NOT TRAIN YOUR OFFICES ON STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES AND GIVE THEM RACIAL BIAS TRAINING, THEN, WE WILL HOLD YOU ACCOUNTABLE, I’LL LET YOU KNOW RIGHT NOW IT WILL NOT BE CHEAP, BLACK LIVES MATTER I WANT TO THANK YOU RIGHT NOW, ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY THANK YOU FOR STANDING UP FOR JUSTICE AND STANDING UP FOR THIS VERY IMPORTANT CAUSE THE TIME IS NOW TAKE CHANGE, WE WILL NOT STOP UNTIL WE GET IT WE WILL SHUT IT DOWN IF WE DON’T GET IT IF WE DON’T GET IT, THEN, IF WE DON’T GET IT —

THANK YOU NOW, I’M GOING TO BRING UP THE FAMILY OF JOY ACEVEDO ANOTHER CASE WHERE AN OFFICER STRANGLED AN INNOCENT MAN FOR 10 MINUTES >> WE NEED TO BE FREE WE ARE A FREE PEOPLE I WANT TO LET EVERYONE KNOW, TO LET THE GOVERNMENTS KNOW AS WELL, THAT WE HAVE RIGHTS, AND IF THERE’S NOT GOING TO BE NO JUSTICE, THEN THERE WILL BE NO PEACE I KNOW THAT THIS IS WHAT GOD WANTS OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS TO BUILD UNITY WITH HISPANICS, I HAVE A DIFFERENT NATIONALITY, IS STANDING FOR RAISE — ACEVEDO DID NOT DESERVE TO DIE HE WAS MY SON HE WAS INVITED TO A POLICE PARTY, WHERE THERE WERE A LOT OF DRUGS AND ALCOHOL THEY SHOT HIM, AND CHOKED HIM FOR 10 MINUTES HE ALLOWED US TO COMPLEXES THAT THEY WANT TO USE AS WITNESSES — MR. PETERSON, I WILL TELL YOU RIGHT NOW, AMERICA, WAKE UP YOU’RE GOING TO GET A RUDE AWAKENING IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST — WE STAND FOR WHAT IS RIGHT THANK YOU, I LOVE YOU ALL >> THE FAMILY MEMBERS ARE COMING FORWARD, AND PREPARED TO MARCH THROUGH THE MEMORIAL ATHLETES HAVE STOOD FOR JUSTICE, AND SAID, I AM COMING — AND FOR THE FAMILY AFTER THE DEATH OF FREDDIE GRAY, MY SON OF THE TIME IS 15 YEARS OLD ALL I REMEMBER WAS SEEING MY SONS EYES AND FREDDIE’S EYES I WENT TO THE PIANO, AND WROTE A SONG NOT JUST FOR MY SON, BUT FOR EVERY SON EVERY DOLLAR THAT IS REPRESENTATIVE BLACK LIVES MATTER BLACK LIVES MATTER BLACK LIVES MATTER OUR CHILDREN

♪ WITH CHILDREN OH, CHILDREN ♪ JESUS LOVES THE LITTLE, THE LITTLE CHILDREN ♪ ALL THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD ♪ HIS CHILDREN, HER CHILDREN, YOUR CHILDREN, OUR CHILDREN ♪ ♪ JESUS LOVES THE LITTLE CHILDREN ♪ ♪ ALL THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD ♪ ♪ IT’S THE RIGHT, WE HAVE A RIGHT TO LIVE ♪ ♪ TRADE OUR TEARS, TRADE OUR TEARS FOR LAUGHTER ♪ ♪ BECAUSE IN ONE MOMENT, ONE MOMENT, ONE MOMENT, DREAMS ARE SHATTERED ♪ ♪ OUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS, THEY MATTER ♪ ♪ YES, THEY DO ♪ ♪ BECAUSE BLACK, BLACK LIVES, BLACK LIVES MATTER ♪ ♪ OH ♪ ♪ SO TOMORROW, I HOPE TO SEE ♪ MY SON’S EYES LOOKING BACK AT ME ♪ ♪ [ MUSIC ] ♪ [ APPLAUSE ] >> B.B WINAN >>> I’M ATTORNEY

CHRIS STEWART WITH JUSTIN MILLER AND BRING YOU THE WORD AND THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT YOU GIVE US ON BEHALF OF GIANNA FLOYD, THE DAUGHTER OF GEORGE FLOYD ON BEHALF OF TAMIKA BROOKS IN THE CROWD WALTER STERLING, AND ALL THE OTHER NAMES, THIS IS BECAUSE OF THE COMMUNITY HERE BECAUSE OF REV, BECAUSE OF LEE MERIT BECAUSE OF BEN CRUMP BECAUSE OF ALL THE PEOPLE STANDING UP AND FIGHTING 57 YEARS AGO, WE WERE STANDING RIGHT HERE, TRYING TO FIGHT POVERTY AND OPPRESSION THAT ILLNESS HAS NOT CHANGED THERE HAS BEEN NO VEHICLE SEEN FOR RACISM THERE HAS BEEN NO QUARANTINE FOR POLICE BRUTALITY AND THAT’S WHAT WE’RE HERE FOR TODAY BECAUSE WE’RE ALL THE CURE ALL OF THESE FAMILIES UP HERE, THEIR CHILDREN ARE NOT VICTIMS THEY’RE THE VACCINE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT CONTINUE TO FIGHT, BECAUSE WITHOUT YOU, WE’RE NOTHING >> LET US HEAR ATTORNEY MERIT IS BRINGING THE MOTHER, THE SISTER OF BOTHAM JEAN, KILLED BY POLICEWOMAN WHO SAID SHE THOUGHT IT WAS HER HOUSE LET US HEAR FROM THIS SISTER >> HELLO, EVERYONE MY NAME IS ALISA FINDLEY AT FIRST, I WANT TO THANK THE NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK, REVEREND AL SHARPTON AND MARTIN LUTHER KING III FOR ORGANIZING AND CONVENING THIS MARCH BOTHAM JEAN IS MY BROTHER SEPTEMBER 6th MARKS TWO YEARS SINCE I LAST HEARD HIS VOICE, HEARD HIS LAUGH, TWO YEARS SINCE MY FAMILY HAS FELT WHOLE BECAUSE SEPTEMBER 6 WILL BE TWO YEARS SINCE AMBER GUYGER SHOT MY BROTHER THROUGH HIS HEART BOTHAM DIED WHILE SITTING AT HIS HOME, EATING ICE CREAM AND WATCHING FOOTBALL HE WAS MINDING HIS OWN BUSINESS SINCE THEN, I HAVE BEEN ON MISSION TO SEEK REFORM THROUGH THE SEVERELY BROKEN JUSTICE SYSTEM BECAUSE BOTHAM WOULD STILL BE ALIVE TODAY INSTEAD, WE ARE NINE DAYS AWAY FROM THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF HIS MURDER TWO YEARS OF SAYING HIS NAME AND ANTOINE ROSE’S NAME 10 YEARS OF SEEKING JUSTICE FOR D.J HENRY FOUR YEARS OF SAYING TERRENCE CRUTCH’S NAME, SAYING CHANTELLE DAVIS, DEL RON SMALL, SANDRA BRAND, TATIANA JEFFERSON AND SO MANY OTHERS I AM TIRED OF LEARNING NEW NAMES, ADDING NEW HASHTAGS TO AN ALREADY LONG LIST OF VICTIMS OF POLICE TERROR WE CANNOT ALLOW OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS TO ONLY BE REMEMBERED FOR HOW THEY DIED WE NEED TO CONTINUE TO PUSH FOR CHANGE SO THAT THEIR LIVES WERE NOT TAKEN IN VAIN WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER WE ARE OUR BROTHERS’ AND SISTERS’ KEEPER THANK YOU [ APPLAUSE ] >>> THE MOTHER OF AHMAUD ARBERY YOUNG MAN JOGGING SHOT DOWN IN COLD BLOOD IN GEORGIA BRUNSWICK, GEORGIA GIVE WANDA A BIG HAND >> I STAND BEFORE YOU, AS THE PROUD MOTHER OF AHMAUD ARBERY I’M CARRYING A VERY BROKEN HEART, BUT ALSO A GRATEFUL HEART THAT GOD CHOSE MY SON, AHMAUD ARBERY, TO BE A PART OF THIS HUGE MOVEMENT >> I DO BELIEVE IF WE CONTINUE TO STAND AND FIGHT TOGETHER, THAT WE WILL GET CHANGE >> THAT’S RIGHT >> SADLY, WHEN WE HAVE THESE TYPE OF TRAGIC EVENTS, FAR TOO OFTEN BUT I WANT EACH OF YOU TO PLEASE DON’T FORGET THEIR NAMES PLEASE LET THEIR NAMES LIVE FOREVER I. TO SHARE THINGS THAT I KNOW AHMAUD WOULD WANT ME TO SHARE WITH YOU AS WELL

THAT IS, I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU ALL FOR STANDING WITH US >> WE LOVE YOU >> I ALSO WANT YOU GUYS TO HELP ME CHANT HIS NAME, AND MAYBE HE’LL HEAR IT IN THE HEAVENS SAY HIS NAME >> AHMAUD ARBERY >> SAY HIS NAME >> AHMAUD ARBERY >> THANK YOU AND I LOVE YOU >> SAY HIS NAME! AHMAUD ARBERY! AHMAUD ARBERY! >> LET US HEAR FROM THE ATTORNEY, LEE MERIT BLACK POWER! I SAID BLACK POWER BLACK POWER! LOOK WE CANNOT BE AFRAID TO SAY BLACK POWER YOU CANNOT SAY THAT BLACK LIVES MATTER IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE IN BLACK POWER BLACK POWER THE ONLY WAY WE STOP THIS FROM HAPPENING IS WHEN WE BEGIN TO EXERCISE OUR OWN POWER I’VE BEEN HEARING A LOT FROM THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION ALL WEEK AND THEY KEEP TELLING ME THAT THIS MAN FREED THE SLAVES LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING SLEEP — LINCOLN DIDN’T FREE NO SLAVES WE FREED THE SLAVES WE FREE OURSELVES WHEN FEE FIGHT FOR OURSELVES WE FIGHT THROUGH BLACK POWER BLACK POWER >> BLACK POWER >> SAY THAT NAME, TATIANA JEFFERSON JAMEL ROBERSON AHMAUD ARBERY BOTHAM JEAN OSCAR GRANT [ CHANTING ] >> SEVILLE SMITH DE’ANDRE ARBER TERENCE CRUTCHER AND SO MANY NAMES WE CAN’T SAY THEM ALL BUT LISTEN WHEN WE SAY BLACK POWER, THAT MEANS IT ALSO ONE MORE TIME SO THEY HEAR YOU IN THE WHITE HOUSE BLACK POWER >> BLACK POWER >> LET US HEAR FROM THE FATHER OF AHMAUD ARBERY >> ONE THING I JUST WANT TO THANK GOD FOR ALL SUPPORT FOR MY SON AND HIS MOTHER I JUST WANT TO SAY IT’S BEEN A HARD ROAD BECAUSE MY BOY BEEN LYNCHED BY THREE WHITE MEN AND IT’S BEEN A HARD ROLE FOR ME AND MY FAMILY AND SOMETIMES FIND MYSELF SAYING I CAN’T BELIEVE IT BUT IT’S REAL SOMETIMES I’LL BE LIKE, WOW PEOPLE GOT TO CALL ME AND IT JUST AIN’T REAL I CAN’T BELIEVE IT I SIT BACK SO ME AND THIS FAMILY GOT TO BE A VOICE AND I’M GOING TO FIGHT I’M A FIGHTER I’M NOT GOING TO STOP UNTIL GOD CALLS ME HOME MORE POWER TO THE PEOPLE THANK YOU >> CAN WE ALSO SAY THE NAME TRAY VON MARTIN? TRAVON MARTIN? PLEASE WELCOME TRAYVON MARTIN’S MOTHER OUR HERO, SABRINA FULTON AS SHE COMES, TRAY VON MARTIN! TRAY VON MARTIN! >> THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU I JUST WANT TO SAY, EVEN THOUGH WE GOING THROUGH A CRISIS EVEN THOUGH IT LOOKS DARK I WANT TO TELL YOU TO BE ENCOURAGED. IN SPITE OF WHAT WE GO THROUGH, BE STRONG STAND TALL BE ENCOURAGED DON’T STOP SAYING BLACK LIVES MATTER DON’T STOP PEACEFUL PROTESTING

DON’T STOP PRAYING DON’T STOP UNITING STAND TOGETHER! THIS IS WHAT THIS IS ABOUT WE WERE BUILT FOR THIS AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, I WANT TO LEAVE YOU WITH MY FAVORITE BIBLE VERSE IT’S PROVERBS 3:5-6. AND IT SAYS TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, LEAN NOT INTO YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING, IN ALL YOUR WAYS ACKNOWLEDGE HIM AND HE SHALL DIRECT YOUR PATHS, SO REGARDLESS WHAT YOU’RE GOING THROUGH, TRUST IN GOD HE’S THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS STAND UP, PEOPLE STAND UP WE WAS BUILT FOR THIS KEEP FIGHTING >> AMEN >> TRAYVON MARTIN! TRAYVON MARTIN! >> TRAYVON MARTIN! >> LET’S GIVE A ROUND OF APPLAUSE TO SYBRINA FULTON ALL OF THESE FAMILIES FOR THEIR STRENGTH AND THEIR COURAGE ANOTHER BROTHER, WHO THE NYPD KILLED, ERIC GARNER, “I CAN’T BREATHE.” >> I CAN’T BREATHE >> I CAN’T BREATHE! >> I CAN’T BREATHE >> I CAN’T BREATHE! >> I CAN’T BREATHE! >> WE HAVE NOW ERIC GARNER JR AND IF YOU ALL WOULD LET HER MAKE HER WAY TO THE ROSTRUM, ERIC GARNER’S MOTHER, GWEN CAR COME ON, ERIC GARNER, JR. COME ON, YOU ALL GIVE HIM APPLAUSE >> I CAN’T BREATHE! I CAN’T BREATHE! >> IT’S BEEN SIX YEARS SINCE MY FATHER’S WORDS BECAME OUR WORDS WE HAVE TO MAKE A CHANGE I’M CHALLENGING THE YOUNG PEOPLE TO GO OUT AND MAKE A VOTE IT’S POSSIBLE FOR A CHANGE WE JUST HAVE TO PUT IN THE WORK GO OUT AND FIND OUT WHAT WE HAVE TO DO AND WHAT PEOPLE WE HAVE TO VOTE IN TO MAKE A CHANGE WE ARE HERE TO MARCH PEACEFULLY I DON’T WANT TO SEE NO LOOTING I DON’T WANT TO SEE NO NOTHING JUST MARCH PEACEFULLY I’M ERIC GARNER, JR. THAT’S MY MESSAGE >> WE HAVE THE MOTHER OF OSCAR GRANT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN JUST A WORD, QUICKLY PLEASE RHONDA JOHNSON, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN RHONDA JOHNSON >> GOOD AFTERNOON I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT THIS RACE IS NOT GIVEN TO THE SWIFT NOR TO THE STRONG, BUT TO THE ONE WHO ENDURES AND WE ARE A FIGHTING PEOPLE MICAH SAYS, MICAH 6:8 SAYS WHAT DOES THE LORD REQUIRE OF YOU? TO WALK HUMBLY AND JUSTFULLY AND WHEN WE THINK ABOUT JUSTICE, WE THINK OF AS A PEOPLE, WE HAVE NOT RECEIVED THE JUSTICE THAT WE DESERVE AND IT’S GOING TO REQUIRE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US TO CONTINUE TO BAND TOGETHER, TO CONTINUE TO MARCH, TO CONTINUE TO PROTEST, TO CONTINUE TO CALL THE UNJUSTICES UNJUST AND YOU, AS A PEOPLE, WE AS A PEOPLE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN WE CAN CHANGE SOME OF THE LAWS THAT ARE BEFORE US IF WE BAND TOGETHER I HAVE WITH MY MY BROTHER, STEVEN JOHNSON AND WE ARE HERE TO FIGHT TO THE END BECAUSE WE KNOW WE KNOW FROM OSCAR’S CASE, ONLY 11 MONTHS IN THE COUNTY JAIL WHERE IS THE JUSTICE? WHERE IS THE JUSTICE? WE LOOK AT LIBERTY AND LIBERTY IS IN BALANCE AND UNTIL WE AS A PEOPLE BEGIN TO FIGHT LIKE WE ARE FIGHTING ON TODAY, LIKE MARTIN LUTHER KING HAD THAT DREAM AND SO WE MUST HAVE THE DREAM, THAT WE’RE GOING TO SEE EQUALITY OF ALL PEOPLE I AM OSCAR GRANT >> OSCAR GRANT >> SAY HIS NAME >> OSCAR GRANT >> SAY HIS NAME >> OSCAR GRANT >> LOUDER, SAY HIS NAME! >> OSCAR GRANT >> ALL RIGHT WE LOVE YOU ALL >> WHOO! >> WE GOT A COUPLE MORE OUT OF RESPECT, WE JUST NEED EVERYONE TO BRING VERY BRIEF GREETINGS, SO WE CAN LINE UP TO MARCH THE MOTHER OF DON TRAY HAMILTON >> THE PEOPLE HAVE THE POWER WE WILL SHOW UP ON NOVEMBER 3rd TO TAKE OUR

COUNTRY BACK NOVEMBER 3rd TO TAKE OUR FAMILY BACK I AM DONTRE HAMILTON’S MOTHER HE WAS SHOT 14 TIMES FOR SLEEPING IN A PARK I WILL NEVER STOP FIGHTING FOR YOU! LET’S FIGHT TOGETHER VOTE! >> SISTERS AND BROTHERS >> MY GRANDMOTHER IS HERE >> WHERE IS SHE? >> SISTERS AND BROTHERS, LET ME JUST SAY THIS THE PROBLEM IS, THE POLICE HAVE KILLED SO MANY OF US, THERE’S NOT EVEN ENOUGH TIME FOR US TO HEAR FROM EVERY FAMILY BUT I’M GOING TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE FAMILIES THAT ARE AROUND ME, JUST ACKNOWLEDGE WHO IS HERE THE FAMILY OF STEPHON CLARK IS HERE HOLD YOUR FIST UP, BROTHER THE FAMILY OF MICHAEL BROWN IS HERE THERE’S LESLIE COME STAND NEXT TO ME SO PEOPLE CAN SEE YOU THE FAMILY OF SEVILLE CLARK — SEVILLE SMITH I’M SORRY THE FAMILY TERRENCE CRUTCHINS, TWIN SISTER IS HERE WHO AM I LEAVING OUT? >> DAVID JONES >> DAVID JONES IS HERE >> STAND UP IN THERE >> AM I LEAVING ANYBODY OUT? >> STAND UP, JAMEEL >> WHO? >> PHILLIP PINEL THE FAMILY OF PHILLIP PINEL ANTOINE ROSE >> MONTEZ HAMRON ARE YOU HIS MOTHER? THE MOTHER OF MONTEZ HAMRON LOOK EMMANUEL LEE YOU SEE ALL THE NAMES THAT ARE BEING CALLED WE WANT TO PRAY FOR ALL OF THESE FAMILIES >> PAMELA TURNER >> TAMIR RICE >> PLEASE NILES ARRINGTON PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTION OF THE MARSHALS AND BEGIN TO LINEUP TO MY RIGHT AS WE BEGIN TO MARCH >> WE GOTTA MARCH WE GOTTA MARCH >> MOVE TO THE — >> YOU’RE ON TV, THOUGH [ SIMULTANEOUS SPEAKERS ] >> I KNOW YOU’RE ON CAMERA OKAY? ALL RIGHT >> LET’S LET EVERYBODY, LET’S LET EVERYBODY LINE UP YOU CAN SEE THE CROWDS SHIFTING TO THE RIGHT LET’S MAKE WAY FOR THESE FAMILIES TO LEAD THE MARCH >> MAYBE YOU CAN JUMP ON THE MIKE OVER THERE ALL RIGHT? >> TONY ROBINSON >> YOU’RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE’VE GOT BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT’S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 A.M EASTERN >>> LAW AND ORDER FOR MANY PEOPLE, IT SOUNDS LIKE THIS ♪ [ MUSIC ] ♪ BUT IN POLITICS, IT MEANS YOU’RE TOUGH ON CRIME AND IT GOES WAY BACK >> AS FAR AS THIS PROBLEM OF LAW AND ORDER IS CONCERNED I AM FOR LAW AND ORDER >> TODAY IT’S BECOME ONE