Bailout of Black Mothers Takes on New Urgency as Coronavirus Pushes Fundraising Efforts Earlier

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The Root

“Erika Maye, deputy senior director of criminal justice campaigns for Color of Change, one of the founding organizations behind Black Mamas Bail Out, credits the event, now in its fourth year, to activist Mary Hooks, co-director of the organization Southerners on New Ground.
‘[She] came up with the idea of bailing our people out and getting mamas free in the tradition of our ancestors, who did anything they could to get free, including buying each other’s freedom,’ she told The Root.”

– Anne Branigin

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