When Violence Erupted, One Mayor Found All the Right Words

LyrArc Gist article
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is commended for her short but effective 4-minute speech to find the right words for protesters on the night of May 29. At 9:30 pm the protests turned violent. She is a first-term Democratic mayor and had a lot at stake to keep the city of Martin Luther King peaceful that night. She went to the police headquarters and organized a press conference. Everything had to be done well. So he only said it the way he read the situation, his intuition combined with self-discipline and long-term vision, and he said that he directly addressed the issues directly, always keeping in mind the goal of restoring peaceful protest in The spirit of the Black Leader in Atlanta makes a generation alive for future generations.

Her frankness and poise showed, “You are not going to worry or worry about where we are in America. I wear this every day. I pray for my children every day.”

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, also a first-term Democratic mayor, displayed poise and candor, a sense of calm in the midst of the storm, as she spoke to reporters at a press conference. Her situation was critical, since it was in the nation’s capital, just a few blocks from the White House. She had a square in the city painted yellow and named after black people who face daily struggles in their lives to live out their aspirations in society on June 4. A calm but enduring statement.


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