Who are these young activists, engaged in struggle? They are family members of my friend, the author Ericka Blount Danois. From left: Sunny Moorhead, 11 (niece, in red); Ziggy Moorhead, 6 (nephew, with hat); daughters Lalia Danois, 12, and Maia Danois, 14, and sister Elissa Blount Moorhead.
Elissa Blount Moorhead’s emailed comments about the event and the pictures taken of them:
Beautiful images! Yes, that is Ziggy and his two cousins. There were ones with him and Sunny and cousins on CNN and in a few papers. It was a moving and incredibly organized and thoughtful event. I was nervous about taking them. There were rough moments with police and a lot of 6-year-old-level explanations (that, of course, I barely managed). At one point, Ziggy asked, “Aren’t the police supposed to help us?” Punch in the gut for Mom. He asked today, “Are we gonna do our marches tonight?!?” I said, “No, I think you guys made your voices heard and the grownups are working to fix it for you.” He said, “Whew! Because I need to make some Pokémon cards!” Innocence restored. 🙂