Obama, NNPA, NAACP, Urban League Applaud Chauvin Verdict, Call it a 'First Step'
April 22, 2021
Former President Barack Obama joined the National Newspaper Publishers Association, the NAACP, the National Urban League, and others to applaud the guilty verdicts in the Derek Chauvin case.
For almost a year, George Floyd's death under the knee of a police officer has reverberated around the world – inspiring murals and marches, sparking conversations in living rooms and new legislation.
Obama noted that a more basic question has always remained: would justice be done?
"In this case, at least, we have our answer. But if we're being honest with ourselves, we know that true justice is a...