Jenai Morris, 26, from Atlanta came with Portia Christmas, 28, from D.C. and...
Jenai Morris, 26, from Atlanta came with Portia Christmas, 28, from D.C. and Nityra White, 25 from Amityville, NY
Jenai: “The 50th anniversary is a huge thing. When I first heard the speech, it changed my life. Because of Trayvon Martin, we’re still fighting. The verdict shocked me and was a springboard for me. In 50 years, I want to see true equality—not only in talk, but in practice. Some people say this is a post-racial society, but it’s not. I hope Dr. King’s dream comes to fruition.”
Portia: “I don’t see a lot of activism in my generation. I came to represent. I was moved by the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case. It’s the first major racial injustice that I saw in the Black community in my generation.”
Nityra: “I’m here for Trayvon Martin. I want to wake people up. In 50 years, I’d love for us to be equal and not so governed and so controlled. I hope we have more of a voice.”