Mothers of the Movement at DNC: "Hillary Clinton isn't afraid to say that black lives matter"

Mothers of the Movement at DNC: "Hillary Clinton isn't afraid to say that black lives matter"

Nine women took the stage together at the Democratic National Convention. All are mothers to African-American children killed by law enforcement or gun violence.

They are known as "The Mothers of the Movement."

Three of the mothers spoke on the group's work to prevent similar deaths, as well as their support for Hillary Clinton who spoke with them in a round table prior to the DNC.

"I am here with Hillary Clinton tonight because she is a leader and a mother who will say our children's names," said Geneva Reed-Veal, mother of Sandra Bland.

"[Clinton] doesn't build walls around her heart. Not only did she listen to our problems, she invited us to be a part of the solution. And that's what we are going to do," said Lucy McBath, mother of Jordan Davis

Throughout the speeches, chants of "black lives matter" could be heard in the audience.

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