BLACK MOTHERS LOVE AND RESIST
Wanda Johnson and Angela Williams, mothers of young Black men victimized by police brutality, build a network of community-led support and healing.
Oscar Grant’s 2009 killing by a police officer seeded cultural consciousness of systemic racism and its discontents. Advocating anti-Black violence in memory of her son, Oscar, Wanda mentors and holds space for Angela, whose teen son, Ulysses, survives a brutal police attack in Alabama, living to tell his story.
When a grand jury fails to indict the officer who attacked Ulysses, Angela embarks upon a quest to secure justice for her son. Together, their experiences illuminate not only the U.S.’s cycle of racist state-sanctioned violence, but the cycle of courage that Black mothers have cultivated to protect themselves and their families.