Michael Brown’s mom and sister graduating on the same day

After dropping out of high school nearly two decades ago, Lezley McSpadden accepted her high school degree alongside her daughter.

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By Mariya Moseley, essence.com

Nearly three years after Michael Brown was fatally shot by police in Ferguson, his mother and little sister graduated from high school on the same day.

Lezley McSpadden —the mother of unarmed teenager gunned down by police in 2014 — graduated from Jennings Senior High School on Friday at Chaifetz Arena. Deja Brown, Michael’s little sister, graduated alongside McSpadden.

While the two attended the same school, Deja told St. Louis American that her mom “would just go to afternoon class, so we never really interacted at school or in class or anything.”

“But I did help her on homework. Like, math, she was like, ‘I’m stuck! I don’t understand this!’ so I would try to help her the best I could, because it was Geometry, which I took already,” she continued.

Read more at http://www.essence.com/news/michael-brown-mother-and-sister-graduate-high-school

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