BALTIMORE — Todd Wade is a white teacher and father.
He put out the call to his community in Roland Park and they answered.
“While families we don’t talk about race with our kids and I’ve made it a point to constantly talk about race, gender, sexuality and all of that stuff with my kids," he said.
Hundreds of people showed up, chanting in waves of unity.
“Having three black sons I need them to know that their mom is willing to make the sacrifice to stand up for what they believe in," said resident Latisha Cobb.
“As a community activist and educator working in education and educating our youth," resident Sabrina Gay said. "Not just our youth but our families and communities I think it’s important for people to see the impact we’re leaving and the legacy that’s trending with this.”
At 5:21 they knelt together in silence. Nine minutes— the same amount of time the officer held down George Floyd, as other officers watched.
“9 minutes is a long time. To actually sit in that position with your knee on the ground for 9 minutes, and say oh my gosh when’s this stopping, it shows you how long they were on him.”
A peaceful protest where people of all ages and races joined together, with hope and a belief that things can change.