"I don't want my child to have died for nothing and I refuse to let his legacy or his name be ignored."
Many tied Woods' killing to the national trend in the extrajudicial killings of black youth, and their deaths have placed the use of force against communities of color in the spotlight.
A slim majority of whites with a college degree see the Confederate flag as a symbol of heritage and pride, while 41 percent see it as a racist symbol.
It was announced Tuesday, Dec. 1, that Garry McCarthy was officially fired from his position as Chicago's Chief of Police.
Rosa Parks risked physical abuse, arrest and jail because she was part of a growing movement of African Americans sick and tired of discrimination and racism.
Leaders in the pursuit of justice say demonstrations will continue: there is such profound distrust and alienation from the police in the neighborhoods most affected.
"It's scary when we have candidates talking about shutting down houses of worship, about having badges for religious groups; that ought to alarm every American."
"If there was no protest that would mean we've become immune to this madness."
A man who recorded the incident said it began when he and friends were walking across a barricaded street and the light changed as they were crossing.
"He has not only enabled racism since the start of his tenure in 2012, but blatantly ignored and disrespected the concerns of students."