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Black in the Midwest

Black Mothers in Chicago Are the Village Against Gun Violence

Moms are mobilizing to protect their neighborhood’s children

Tamar Manasseh, the founder of Mothers Against Senseless Killings (MASK), speaks to Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA) during his visit to Chicago’s South Side. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty

Last month, we published a special series on what it’s like to be Black in the Midwest and invited you to share your own experiences. The following is one of several submissions by Medium writers that

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