Say Their Names


Say Their Names


This collection references BIPOC victims of police brutality and racially-motivated vigilante acts of violence.

Collection Items

Breonna Was Sleeping | Bringing Back Bowery
A mural on plywood painted with a periwinkle blue background. The focal point is the text at the top of the work that reads in bold, fully capitalized lettering: "Breonna Was Sleeping Now She Rest In Peace". Breonna Taylor was an EMT and aspiring…

Trayvon Martin: Broken Dreams | Bringing Back Bowery
A portrait of Trayvon Martin in the artist's colorful style with an oversized head, long thin neck, and small shoulders and torso. Martin was a 17-year-old African-American from Miami Gardens, Florida, who was fatally shot in Sanford, Florida by…

He Was Just A Boy - Emmett Till  | Bringing Back Bowery
A portrait of Emmett Till in the artist's colorful style with an oversized head, long thin neck, and small shoulders and torso - a restyling of a classic image of Till wearing a brimmed hat, Till was a 14-year-old African American who was lynched in…

Justice 4 Elijah McClain  | Bringing Back Bowery
A collage of paint and paper or fabric scraps, constructed on plywood board, in memory of Elijah McClain. McClain was a 23-year-old African-American massage therapist from Aurora, Colorado who died after being placed in a chokehold by police and…

Say Their Names Cemetery
A symbolic cemetery with plastic grave markers honoring BIPOC lives lost at the hands of the police. For each individual, a name and years of birth and death are indicated.

George Floyd mural, Portland, Maine
George Floyd's murder by police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25, 2020 was filmed, and sparked a Black Lives Matter movement across the nation. In Portland, Floyd was memorialized with a large mural on the side of Aura Club on Center…

Power in their names
A large and colorful fist of power surrounded by the names of individuals unjustly killed in encounters with the police or by white supremacist vigilantes: Yvette Smith, Philando Castile, George Floyd, Tony Robinson, Ahmaud Arbery, Sandra Bland,…

Mayor Fischer: Arrest Breonna’s murderers, now
This mural seeking justice for Brenna Taylor was produced by an anonymous artist in Louisville, KY, July 2020, and placed near the entrance to the Speed Art Museum, Kentucky’s largest cultural arts organization. A sign reads "Mayor Fischer: Arrest…

Justice for Cliff
Located on a plywood board on the REI store, text relating to the Justice for Cliff Encouragement Project. "No Justice No Peace," "Opt out of Racism," "Say Her Name," "BLM" and other phrases.

Portraits: George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Trayvon Martin and Ahmaud Arbery
A painted mural depicting portraits of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Trayvon Martin and Ahmaud Arbery. Each person has a halo around their heads and their images are intertwined with blue flowers.
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