Hadiya Pendleton Spoke Out Against Gang Violence

By// Jessica Gaddis

Hadiya Pendleton, the 15-year-old who was killed in Chicago a few days after performing at Obama’s inauguration, spoke out against gang violence when she was alive.

In the sixth grade, Pendleton was in a PSA against gang violence, which has recently surfaced online.

The program that helped Hadiya produce the PSA released a statement saying:

Hadiya shined her light on us here at the Digital Youth Network as a student, a learner and a creative voice.… Hadiya and her peers produced this PSA as a part of a project that sought to counter violence through youth produced media.

This story keeps getting more tragic and Hadiya’s killer has yet to be found.

Think Smart.