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Relatives of Tiananmen Victims Turn Time of Anxiety into Activism

Each student killed in Tiananmen Square had a mother. Over the past three decades, many of these women emerged as activists. Known collectively as the Tiananmen Mothers, they channel their grief over the events of June 4, 1989, into pushing the Chinese government for a full accounting of the events that left hundreds, perhaps thousands, dead in protests which began April 16, 1989, as mourners gathered in Beijing's Tiananmen Square the day after the death of reformer Hu Yaobang, a one...

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