Rekia Boyd was born on November 5, 1989, in Chicago, Illinois. She moved with her family from Chicago’s Southside to Dolton, Illinois, a Chicago suburb.
According to her brother, Martin Sutton, Rekia was passionate about creating safer environments for women and children.
Rekia was killed by police in 2012.
Many, including her brother, have suggested that her death received little coverage outside of her native Chicago because she was a woman of color.
1989 - 2012
“They don’t talk about women that much when they get killed by the police. They barely talk about women. Why is that? It’s crazy, because you see that even in death, women play the second role."
- Martinez Sutton, Rekia Boyd's brother
Source: blackpast.org // Huffpost