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As the nation reeled from the death of beloved civil rights activists John Lewis and the Rev. C.T. Vivian, we learned of the pepper-spraying and beating of a new generation of leaders for rallying against a despised public monument to white supremacy.
When a Chicago police officer knocked out the teeth of Black, female youth organizer Miracle Boyd on Friday night, the spirits of Lewis and Vivian were with her and her fellow protesters, who demanded the removal of a statue celebrating genocidal colonizer Christopher Columbus.
Miracle was a CPS student, @GKMC18 leader and advocate for her educators. She was among our best and brightest, who fought school closings and stood shoulder to shoulder with CTU members on picket lines. Headed to DePaul University in the fall, she is our hope, and our future.
Miracle Boyd is our John Lewis and C.T. Vivian.…
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