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Mother's Prayer Vigil 2014: Love, Life and Loss

At the 2014 ESSENCE Festival, heartbroken mothers who’d lost their sons to gun violence gathered together with their children's photos in hand for our 2nd annual prayer vigil. Here a few of the women reminisce about what they love and miss most about their late sons and daughters. 

Photo Credit: Michael Rowe

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