The San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art will unveil the “Say Their Names” Memorial exhibit on July 10. Located at the M.L. King Promenade at the New Children’s Museum Park, the memorial features 200 photos of Black victims whose lives were lost due to racial injustice. “Say Their Names” is free to the public and will be open through July 25.
The “Say Their Names” Memorial is a nationwide, grassroots initiative to honor Black lives lost in the struggle against systemic racism. It originated in Portland, Oregon as an outgrowth of the protests that began in 2020.
“This is definitely a teachable moment for all of us,” said Gaidi Finnie, executive director of SDAAMFA. “We invite you to come, reflect and think about what you can do to make a difference.”
Specific to San Diego, we remember the life of Demetrius DuBose who died on July 24, 1999 in a police involved shooting. The exhibit will also recognize San Diego’s local civil rights advocates. The exhibit has been shown in over 25 cities from Hollywood, California, to Boston, Massachusetts. This is the first “Say Their Names” exhibit south of Los Angeles County.
Travel & Hospitality reporter Mariel Concepcion can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-634-4625.