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7 Last Words T-shirt to support Equal Justice Initiative

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North Carolina screen printer partners with client to produce fundraising shirt using the 7 Last Words of black men

GASTONIA, N.C. - eTradeWire -- "Why do you have your guns out?" – Kenneth Chamberlain, 66

"What are you following me for?" – Trayvon Martin, 16

"Mom, I'm going to college." – Amadou Diallo, 23

"I don't have a gun. Stop shooting." – Michael Brown, 18

"You shot me! You shot me!" – Oscar Grant, 22

"It's not real." – John Crawford, 22

"I can't breathe." – Eric Garner, 43

"I can't breathe" - George Floyd, 46

A local screen printer, Pickleweeds Press, with a reputation for supporting local fundraising efforts, has partnered with a Gastonia civic leader to produce a t-shirt to benefit the Equal Justice Initiative.

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The shirt features a black background, with the last words of six unarmed black men and one unarmed black boy killed in America. The shirts are being sold through the Pickleweeds Press online store. The campaign runs through mid-June, and each shirt sold is a $10 donation to the EJI.

The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.


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