Gwen Carr
Gwen Carr is the matriarch of one of the largest African-American families on Staten Island. Since the death of her son, Eric Garner, she has been a civil rights activist. Her numerous public appearances include the 2016 Democratic Convention and appearing with Beyonce at the 2016 Video Music Awards. She is the author of This Stops Today: Eric Garner's Mother Seeks Justice after Losing Her Son.