As the world unites to revolt against Black injustices, another heartfelt memorial arises —a “Say Their Names” cemetery. On 37th Street in south Minneapolis, 100 graves are inscribed with the name of an African American who was killed by law enforcement.
Anna Barber and Connor Wright created the memorial after seeing the video of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin killing George Floyd. They are already planning to add 13 more names! The truth is, they aren’t enough cemeteries in the world to memorialize African American who were murdered for unjust reasons or at the hands of the police department.
A candlelight ceremony is planned at the site at 711 E. 37th St. for Sunday night at sundown.
Say Their Names!