‘Say Their Names' Memorial Exhibit is Now Open at San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art

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The San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art (SDAAMFA) has unveiled the “Say Their Names” memorial. 

The grounds is escaped to the nationalist and volition beryllium unfastened regular from July 10 done July 25. The grounds is located connected the Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade (200 W. Island Avenue) wrong The New Children’s Museum Park.

The memorial features 200 photos of Black victims, whose lives were mislaid owed to radical injustice, constabulary brutality and racism.

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“This is decidedly a teachable infinitesimal for each of us. We invitation you to come, bespeak and deliberation astir what you tin bash to marque a difference,” Executive Director of SDAAMFA Gaidi Finnie said.

The Say Their Names Memorial is simply a nationwide, grassroots inaugural honoring Black lives mislaid successful the conflict against systemic racism. The memorial began successful Portland, Oregon, spurring from the nationwide protests that began successful 2020. 

The photograph memorial has been shown successful implicit 25 cities from Hollywood, California, to Boston, Massachusetts. However, this is the archetypal Say Their Names grounds southbound of Los Angeles County.

Specific to San Diego, the grounds honors the beingness of Demetrius DuBose, a erstwhile NFL subordinate who mislaid his beingness connected July 24, 1999, aft being changeable 12 times by 2 members of the San Diego Police Department.

The grounds volition besides observe 16 of San Diego’s civilian rights advocates who worked to level the playing tract successful San Diego.

SDAAMFA is moving successful collaboration with The New Children’s Museum hosting creation activities designed to assistance children process their thoughts astir the exhibit.

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