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Cephus X. Johnson, “Uncle Bobby”

For many individuals, “The Hero’s Journey” often begins as the result of personal tragedy. This was the case for Cephus X. Johnson, “Uncle Bobby”, when his nephew, Oscar Grant was murdered by a BART police officer on New Year’s day, 2009. Suddenly, he became de facto spokesperson for the family and was thrust onto the … Continued


We hear accounts from mothers that lost the children to state sanction violence. This audio was recorded at the Black Lives Convening in Cleveland Ohio, 2015. The mother of Oscar Grant Jr., Kendrick Johnson, Tamir Rice and Eric Garner spoke. Also Erica Gordon-Taylor, the cousin of Emmett Till spoke began the discussion.


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