It’s Mother’s Day this weekend, and racial justice groups around the country are bailing black women out of jail so they can spend the holiday with their families. For the second year in a row, “Black Mama’s Bail Out Day” is raising money to bail out as many black women from jail as possible. The effort is taking place in dozens of cities to call attention to the injustice of cash bail. DN! speaks to Mary Hooks, co-director of Southerners on New Ground and an organizer of National Black Mama’s Bail Out Day.
Human Rights and Equality
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