Say Their Names is an artistic expression of history we must remember and never forget; it is a 4-foot-tall, 22-foot-wide timeline depicting a legacy of struggle for respect, humanity and justice. Say Their Names documents the atrocities of racial terror and showcases artistic responses paying tribute to the many voices heard throughout history. The exhibition opens during the weekend celebration of Juneteenth and will be held on the front lawn of the Hillsborough Visitors Center, the historic Alexander Dickson House, 150 E. King Street, Hillsborough, NC. The exhibition will be reinstalled for the Last Friday art walk in Hillsborough, June 25, 2021. The Say Their Names timeline spans from 1619 to 2021 and includes the names and stories of many people affected by racial violence, as well as artistic responses, from the first poem published by an African American, Phillis Wheatley in 1773, through the Harlem Renaissance, to contemporary poets Fred Joiner, Poet Laureate of Carrboro, and Jaki Shelton Green, Poet Laureate of North Carolina.
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