Talk about a very good memorial and way to bring attention to Black Lives Matter. Klyde Warren Park is currently filled with memorials of those who lost their lives due to police brutality.
According to DMagazine they’re honoring the lives of Black individuals killed by law enforcement, is currently installed in Klyde Warren Park and will be the site of a vigil taking place tonight—that’s September 14—from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The memorial carries the names and faces of 212 people on 53 pillars adorned with flowers.
Many of these individuals have become familiar to us as cries against police brutality grow louder: Botham Jean, Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain, George Floyd, Tamir Rice. For many others who were victims of similar injustices, this memorial is the first time you’ll hear their names.
It’s one of multiple Say Their Names exhibitions popping up across the country. The Dallas exhibit was put together by Emily Clarke of Emily Clarke Events and Alicia and Adam Rico of Bows and Arrows Flowers to open a dialogue in the community.