Aug 16, 2017
In a powerful speech at her daughter's funeral procession on Wednesday, Susan Bro--the mother of Heather Heyer--called on Americans to continue Heather's work by fighting hatred and injustice.
"I'd rather have my child, but by golly, if I gotta give her up, we're gonna make it count."
--Susan Bro"You poke that finger at yourself like Heather would have done, and you make it happen," Bro said. "You take that extra step and you find a way to make a difference in the world!"
"Say to yourself, 'What can I do to make a difference?' And that's how you're going to make my child's death worthwhile," Bro continued. "I'd rather have my child, but by golly, if I gotta give her up, we're gonna make it count."
\u201cHeather Heyer's mother concludes: "I'd rather have my child, but by golly, if I gotta give her up, we're gonna make it count."\u201d— NBC News (@NBC News) 1502899303
Heyer was killed on Saturday by Nazi sympathizer James Fields Jr., who was charged with second-degree murder as the alleged person who slammed his car into a crowd of anti-racist demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia.
"You tried to kill her to shut her up," Bro said, addressing white supremacists. "Well guess what? You just magnified her."
Watch her full remarks:
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