Tamisha Jackson of Wilmington, DE remembers her son LeShawn, who was only 16 when killed in a car accident in 2009.
Tamisha Jackson remembers her son LeShawn, who was only 16 when killed in a car accident in 2009. Photographed in 2012 at H.B. Dupont Park in downtown Wilmington, DE.

A few years ago, in the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin and Ramarley Graham killings, I wanted to explore the thoughts of mothers who were raising young men of color amidst these national tragedies. How did they feel, raising young black men in an increasingly hostile climate? Titled REAL MOTHERS AND SONS: AN UNBREAKABLE BOND, this portrait slideshow highlighted 9 mothers with their children, and was featured on EBONY.com during the week preceding Mother’s Day. Check it out. #TBT

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