Charlottesville’s Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Speaks Out

Don Gathers as Activist & Witness

A masked and protesting Don Gathers holding a megaphone.
A masked and protesting Don Gathers holding a megaphone.
Photo by Derrick Waller. Used with permission.

Commissioning Deacon Gathers

Gathers giving a speech and wearing a shirt that says, “Making My Ancestors Proud.”
Gathers giving a speech and wearing a shirt that says, “Making My Ancestors Proud.”
Photo by Derrick Waller. Used with permission.

Biden & Boldness

Don Gathers in front of the UVA Rotunda with fist raised.
Don Gathers in front of the UVA Rotunda with fist raised.
Photo by Derrick Waller. Used with permission.

Just Something That’s There

Gathers giving a speech at a Charlottesville protest with hundreds of people.
Gathers giving a speech at a Charlottesville protest with hundreds of people.
Photo by Derrick Waller. Used with permission.

Martin, Malcolm, & Jimmy

Gathers making a speech at an outdoor protest, wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt.
Gathers making a speech at an outdoor protest, wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt.
Photo by Derrick Waller. Used with permission.

Faith in Activism

Gathers pictured from the back, holding a megaphone, and giving a speech to a large crowd.
Gathers pictured from the back, holding a megaphone, and giving a speech to a large crowd.
Photo by Derrick Waller. Used with permission.

Called to Do Something

Gathers clapping in a hat and mask before a protesting crowd.
Gathers clapping in a hat and mask before a protesting crowd.
Photo by Derrick Waller. Used with permission.

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