“Her words will hopefully right the wrongs of a society that demonized her son before his body was even lowered into the grave . . . Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil shatters preconceived notions of who you think he was. It is his mother’s story as much as it is his. Because to truly see the child, one must first understand the one who gave him life.” — Cosmopolitan
Lesley McSpadden is the mother of Michael Brown, the slain Missouri teenager who was killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson following an altercation at a convenience store in the suburban St. Louis city in August 2014. Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. spoke to the United Nations Committee Against Torture. “We need the world to know what’s going on in Ferguson and we need justice,” Lesley McSpadden told CNN in Geneva, Switzerland. Read Lesley McSpadden Biography and Profile.