Lezley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown an unarmed Black teen fatally shot by police, announces she’s contemplating running for City Council in Ferguson, Missouri.
During a panel discussion that took place Monday night at Harvard University centered around Mike Brown’s death and Black justice, McSpadden was motioned by the family’s attorney, Benjamin Crump, to talk about her possible political candidacy.
“What I’m contemplating is running for City Council of Ferguson,” Brown’s mother said, receiving a round of applause from the audience yelling “Run Lezley Run.”
She continued, “There are several people back home that are willing to help me get that going and make sure that I’m treated right.”
Crump turned to McSpadden with a smile and said, “What a legacy that would be — elected to the City Council and supervising the same police department that killed Michael Brown.”
Since the death of Michael Brown in 2014, the tenacious mother graduated with her high school diploma and advocates for the fair treatment of Black Americans in the justice system.