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Powerful work of art highlights the heartbreaking side of racial violence rarely see: The mothers

Painter Sophia Dawson has partnered with the Ideal Glass art collective and a team of assistants to produce “Every Mother’s Son,” a powerful tribute to black and Latino women who have lost their sons to racial violence in the U.S.

Colorlines reports that the mural, located at 22 E. Second St. in New York City, honors seven remarkable figures — Kadiatou Diallo (mother of Amadou Diallo), Mamie Till (mother of Emmett Till), Constance Malcolm (mother of Ramarley Graham), Margarita Rosario (mother of Anthony Rosario), Gwen Carr (mother of Eric Garner), Lesley McSpadden (mother of Michael Brown) and Iris Baez (mother of Anthony Baez) — all of whom have endured some of the most devastating losses imaginable, then turned around and became leaders in the fight for justice.

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