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This Country Needs a Truth and Reconciliation Process on Violence Against African Americans—Right Now


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This Country Needs a Truth and Reconciliation Process on Violence Against African Americans—Right Now

Fania Davis

I am among the millions who have experienced the shock, grief, and fury of losing someone to racial violence.

When I was 15, two close friends were killed in the Birmingham Sunday School bombing carried out by white supremacists trying to terrorize the rising civil rights movement. Only six years later, my husband was shot and nearly killed by police who broke into our home, all because of our activism at the time, especially in support of the Black Panthers.