Marion Gray-Hopkins was born in Washington, DC. She has been a resident of Prince Georges County, MD for over 50 years. She retired as Senior Vice President of Mid-Atlantic Operations after 38 years of employment with Bank of America. Her activism work for social justice and civil liberties began in 2000 after the tragic death of her son. She now speaks both nationally and internationally on systemic injustices. She is currently the Executive Officer of the Mid-Atlantic Region for Families United 4 Justice and co-founder/ President of the Coalition of Concerned Mothers (COCM). She is a mother of three adult children, six grandchildren and two great-grand children.