When Tiffany Chancellor and Nathalie Wright organized a march over Lake Washington to Seattle this weekend, their sons’ future was on their minds.
Tiffany, the wife of Seattle Seahawks legend Kam Chancellor, held a sign that read “Mother of a Future Black Man. He deserves better.” Nathalie, wife of Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright donned a shirt with the words “equality,” while marching alongside her son, Kam.
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All glory to God 🙌🏽 Today was perfect. Thank you Seattle so much. You showed up and showed out! We are forever grateful for your support in this mission. Keep having those conversations, we gotta teach our kiddos the right way! The vibes were high today! 🙌🏽 And thank you so much to my girl @natty.b00. We did that thang!
The Seahawks wives, who are both mothers of Black children, felt called to action upon seeing demonstrations in Seattle in response to the the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed in Minneapolis after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes.
Hundreds participated in the “Bridge to the Future” march in honor of the Black Lives Movement. The event was designed to support future generations and take a stand against injustice. They encouraged America to get uncomfortable and face facts, so change can be made.
Nathalie, wife of Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright, was awestruck at how many individuals, including many she didn’t know, were marching along to fight for social justice and equality.
“I was just crying on the way here. Just looking back and seeing hundreds of people that were following in my lead with Tiffany and I. It was overwhelming and powerful that our voices are being heard and hopefully the change will take place.” -- Nathalie Wright
"Our voices are being heard and hopefully the change will take place."— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) June 14, 2020
- Nathalie Wright on helping lead the march. pic.twitter.com/raLmndCnSM
It was quite overwhelming but in a good way. I felt like we had the whole power of the city behind us, it’s really dope. -- Tiffany Chancellor
Others in attendance included Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, general manager John Schneider and team vice chair Bert Kolde.
What’s amazing is today we walk with our family and our friends, but we’re also walking with a bunch of people we don’t know from all different places and backgrounds. But all of us that are walking are walking because we share really a dream, a goal that we share, to bring about the respect of equality that all people deserve, and I’m really proud just to be part of it. -- Pete Carroll
In entirety, the march held for justice was about an hour long. Once everyone crossed the I-90 bridge, they held a moment of silence for all the lives lost.
The Seahawks have been one of many teams calling for cultural change and equality in wake of Floyd’s death, as well as Breonna Taylor, who was shot to death in her home in Louisville and Ahmaud Arbery, who was shot while out for a jog in Georgia.
Russell Wilson, Duane Brown, DK Metcalf, Bobby Wagner and Tyler Lockett are among several Seahawks who have spoken out about Floyd’s tragic death, as well as racial injustice and police brutality in America. Seattle canceled its team meetings as Floyd’s memorial took place in Minneapolis.
The team announced players pledged $500k to law enforcement and policy reform through the Seahawks Players Equality & Justice for All Action Fund.
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