Black History Month

Black History Month – Feb 4th, 2021 – Character Profile: Amanda Waller

Amanda Blake grew up in the crime-ridden Cabrini-Green area of Chicago. At the age of 18 she married the 20-year-old Joseph Waller, and they quickly had a large family together. Her first child was Joe, Jr., then Damita, then the twins Martin and Jessie, and then her youngest child Coretta. Their lives were a financial struggle, and they relied on social programs, but they were happy. Joe, Jr. was set to go to college on a basketball scholarship until he was killed in a mugging gone wrong. Damita was raped and murdered in an alleyway on her way home from church. They knew who was responsible, but the police could not get a conviction with no witnesses. Her husband Joseph Waller set out to kill the rapist “Candyman” and both men shot each other dead. Amanda swore that the streets would take no more of her family. She worked hard to put all of her other children through college, then she put herself through college and earned a political science degree. Amanda decided to go into politics, and she approached democratic congressional candidate Marvin Collins to become his campaign director. Collins was elected thanks to her efforts, and he took her to Washington as his aide. Amanda discovered the old Task Force X files while searching through old bills, and asked to revive the Suicide Squad under her direction.

Real Name: Amanda Blake

Alias: Amanda Waller

Other Aliases: Black King, Mockingbird, White Queen

Relatives: Coretta Walker (daughter), Damita Walker (daughter, deceased), Jessie Walker (son), Joseph Waller Jr. (son, deceased), Martin Waller (son), Bubba (son-in-law), Joseph Waller (husband), Mary White (sister), Flo Crawley (cousin, deceased)

Affiliation: Task Force X, U.S. Government, Shadow Fighters, Suicide Squad, Agence, Checkmate, D.E.O.

Base of Operations: Washington D.C.

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