Black mothers speak out on their unimaginable loss

The mothers of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Botham Jean, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Antwon Rose and Trayvon Martin come together for the first time to share their pain of losing children to police.
4:35 | 07/13/20

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86 for the high tomorrow and snow rv are are So much mothers coming together to share their heartbreaking stories of losing their children too soon to violence. Now their calls for justice and Deborah Roberts spoke with them. What a powerful conversation you had. Reporter: Absolutely, good morning, Amy. They are among the most courageous and inspiring women I've ever had the privilege to actually sit down with and we should all know their names. Sabrina, Alison, Michele, samarra, Wanda, plaque moms united in heartache, members of a sadly growing sisterhood forged by unimaginable tragedy. Seven mothers once strangers now connected through heart-wrenching pain. We're never going to recover from this. We're never ever going to recover from this. Sybrina Fulton still mourning after losing No one understands what this pain truly entails and all of the dynamics that come with it. Unless you have walked in our shoes. Reporter: Michelle Kenney's 17-year-old son unarmed was shot down during a police stop. Her agony no less than that the moms of breonna Taylor killed in a botched police raid or ahmaud arbery gunned down recently while jogging. The same pain that these ladies have, I have. Sleepless nights. Reporter: In a rare gatherings they sat down with me to discuss their shared heartbreak thrust upon them after losing beloved children violently, most at the hands of police. Sybrina Fulton, what do you say to someone like Tamika palmer so newly in this horrible painful club you are a part of. You have to come back from your deep depression, your sadness, your disappointment and just not having your child and one of the things you have to do is have to pull from the strength within. Reporter: Strength each one says they struggle to find. Alison Jean still can't understand how her 26" botham M was shot to death in his own living room by a Dallas police officer. She was later convicted. I didn't want to see other people happy. I didn't want to see people laughing because I lost a son who did not deserve to die in the way that he did. Reporter: For these moms witnessing George Floyd's death was yet another devastating blow, more agony, more outrage. You relive it all over again and I can't equate it to anything but PTSD. Reporter: As waves of protests wash across the country, Eric Garner's mom says demonstrations must lead to legislation. Some people are just in a moment. But we've got to be about a moment. Reporter: After her 12-year-old son was shot dead she's channeling it into a change. The platform that America has provided for me because they murdered my son. As a mother, a mother of a 17-year-old black son and a 21-year-old black daughter, I don't think I've ever felt more vulnerable and more frightened and more exhausted and all of you ladies with your pain and your purpose give me hope. I'm now learning that I have a higher position in this fight and whatever I have to do to remain in it is what I'm going to do because it should never happen to another black daughter, son, another black person, period. I'm still willing to debt out there, lead the way, push the movement and open up some doors for some other people. I personally feel like this, if I can do it and I don't have a son out there, every black person should do it. Reporter: This was one of the hardest interviews I've ever done. So much collective pain yet so much strength and faith. These are women who are looking out for each other, calling each other on their child's birthday and many getting involved in politics. They can't reclaim their child, they say, but they hope to save another.

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