Unless all of us are free, none of us are free.
— LaWanda to Jefferson[src]

LaWanda White was a minor character in Black Lightning.

Throughout the Series Edit

Season 1Edit

In LaWanda: The Book of Hope, LaWanda attended an assembly at Garfield High School. Despite Jefferson's efforts to calm and reassure the parents, LaWanda spoke out in anger.[1]

In LaWanda: The Book of Burial, her funeral was held at the Freeland United Methodist Church. Reverend Jeremiah Holt and others followed in her footsteps in standing up to the 100.[2]

In Equinox: The Book of Fate, her spirit visits the resurrected Latavius and questioned him if he remembered murdering her before disappearing, leaving a brand on his left chest.[3]

Physical AppearanceEdit

LaWanda is a slim, middle-aged woman with shortly cropped hair.


Relentless and brave, LaWanda refused to back down to gang-members. Which untimely was the cause of her death. She searched vigorously for justice for her daughter.



  • Darnell White † - Husband
  • Shaquandylan- Daughter




  • Even though she was a minor character, it was her death that motivated Jefferson to officially become Black Lightning again.


Season 1
Episode Status
The Resurrection Appears
LaWanda: The Book of Hope Appears
LaWanda: The Book of Burial Mentioned
Black Jesus Mentioned
And Then the Devil Brought the Plague: The Book of Green Light Absent
Three Sevens: The Book of Thunder Absent
Equinox: The Book of Fate Appears
The Book of Revelations Appears
The Book of Little Black Lies N/A
Sins of the Father: The Book of Redemption N/A
Black Jesus: The Book of Crucifixion N/A
The Resurrection and the Light: The Book of Pain N/A
The Shadow of Death: The Book of War N/A



  1. LaWanda: The Book of Hope
  2. LaWanda: The Book of Burial
  3. Equinox: The Book of Fate