John Pepper, the former Procter & Gamble executive and board chairman, urges readers to “face our own challenges today” by “holding fast to our deepest values” following the example of Britain in World War II.

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Since it was founded in December 2014, Black Lives Matter Cincinnati has become the leading voice for black liberation in the city, working to mobilize people to demand an end to police brutality, institutional racism, and other injustices.

“It’s a fight for black liberation, but it’s not a black fight,” said Brian Taylor, one of the original BLMC founders and a member of its steering committee. “Just like the fight for women’s liberation is not just a women’s fight.”