Brian and I took a walk and discovered a pop-up memorial for Blacks who have been killed by police or – in one case that I noticed – not by active police officers but by racism itself. This would be Ahmaud Arbery, who was chased down by two men who didn’t like that he was jogging in their neighborhood. The memorial was simple: A name on a handwritten sign and taped to a tree. Many of them included #BLM or #SayTheirNames. So we headed home and came back with a microphone and a camera.
We took a picture of all of the names that we read for this podcast episode, though I didn’t include all of them here. If you’re interested in seeing something that isn’t posted, or if you would like a high resolution copy of any of these, let me know.
Not too far away, there were even more names posted at the library.
The meaning of 8:46 (you might have noticed, the length of this podcast episode), has changed. Prosecutors in the George Floyd case recently corrected the length of time fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin held his knee on Floyd’s neck. Originally it was said to be 8 minutes and 46 seconds. It has been corrected to be 7 minutes and 46 seconds.
Say His Name, The Later Birds – I came across The Later Birds YouTube channel when I was looking for sources for pronouncing certain names. I appreciate the permission to use their work in version two of this episode.
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