Bringing my 13- and 15-year-olds to a Birmingham march was absolutely the right thing to do

A young Black girl sits on the ground with a bright blue sign that says “Black Kids Matter.”

With masks covering our faces, my daughters and I marched for justice in downtown Birmingham.

On Juneteenth.

During a pandemic.

Because my daughters need to know how to stand up for others and for themselves.

Call: Black Lives

Response: Matter!

I signed up for a lifetime of discussions about race…

Monique Fields

Monique Fields is an award-winning writer based in Alabama. She is the author of Honeysmoke: A Story of Finding Your Color.

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