Nicolas Heyward's Story and Memorial

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Creator

@xochilt.art

Title

Nicolas Heyward's Story and Memorial

Coverage

Portland, Oregon, USA

Description

Portrait of Nicolas Heyward with two painted squares of text on either side. Beneath his image is "NO JUSTICE NO PEACE" in large yellow type.

Red, white, and blue stripes frame the squares of text, which read, "Nicolas Heyward. On Sept. 27th 1994 Nicolas woke up and went to school. He came home, did his homework, and was then asked by friends to go play. While playing cops and robbers inside the stairwell of his familie's Brooklyn home. Nicolas was shot and killed by NY poice. Nicolas' father spent the rest of his entire life fighting for justice. May they both REST IN POWER." and

""A riot is the language of the unheard." - Martin Luther King Jr.

"A system cannot fail those it was never meant to protect." - W.E.B. Du Bois

"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppresser." - Desmond Tutu."

Red and yellow painted flowers frame the entire memorial.

Source

Mother's Bistro & Bar

Rights

Devon Manier, photographer
@xochilt.art

Publisher

Urban Art Mapping Research Project

Date

Contributor

SE

Identifier

UAM-GF_1363

Original Format

Painted Panels

Geolocation

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