Speaking outside a courthouse in Glynn County, Georgia, Reverend Al Sharpton said today’s guilty verdict in the case of Ahmaud Arbery’s murder signaled that the almost all-white jury decided that “Black lives do matter,” Newsweek reports.

“A jury of 11 whites and one Black, in the Deep South, stood up in the courtroom and said that Black lives do matter,” Sharpton said at a press conference.

Leading the group in prayer, Sharpton said “[God] came in the state of Georgia—a state known for segregation, a state known for Jim Crow—and you turned it around. You took a young, unarmed boy…and you put his name in history.”

“Years from now, decades from now, they’ll be talking about a boy named Ahmaud Arbery that taught this country what justice looks like,” he added.... Read More: Newsweek