History of racism: The time is ripe for new monuments

Say their names, say their names out – so replace the current title image of the "New Yorker". Designed by Kadir Nelson, shows the shape of George Floyd up to

History of racism: The time is ripe for new monuments

Say their names, say their names out – so replace the current title image of the "New Yorker". Designed by Kadir Nelson, shows the shape of George Floyd up to the hip, and in this body the portraits of many black Victims of violence in the United States. Between them is a Banner with the inscription "A Man What Lynched Yesterday", as she was hanged in New York from the window of the NAACP at the given occasion. In addition, a preacher on a ladder truck. Behind him, the scene, like Rodney King was beaten in Los Angeles by the police. And this small scenic elements around the faces.

Verena Lueken

editor in the features section.

F. A. Z.

This is the title of the picture is a monument. It asks the viewer memory. It insists that will not be forgotten. In the network it can be used as a digital Animation to call in on the right side of the name of the Depicted, and the story of her death is briefly recapitulated, while on the left side of your portrait enlarged to a standstill. George Floyd's face it comes down to Ahmaud Arbery, who was shot while Jogging, and Tony McDade, who died two days after the murder of Floyd by the shot of a police officer in Tallahassee. It goes on and on about the names we have often heard, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Aiyana Stanley-Jones, the seven-year-old from Detroit, to those that we have already forgotten, and to those with a place in the public memory, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Malcolm X. The image invokes the memory of Emmett Till awake, and was lynched as a fourteen-year-old in 1955, and the March from Selma.

It recalls that in March of 1863 an enslaved man from a plantation in Louisiana the flight to a base of the Union. His back was scarred from countless beatings. Photographs of the tortured body circulated on the continent in support of the aims of the abolitionists. Gordon the man was called. At the very bottom, in a kind of frieze, are the Names of the Enslaved. Their graves are unknown; they lie scattered over the Land, and archaeologists are looking for them to recognize you sometimes on the green, you are covered. Periwinkle is it, like the color, which is why Kadir has scattered Nelson about his title a few bright blue flowers. How can people mourn the loss of the, which is meant to be in this title picture, and mourned in relationship to the monuments of powerful white men that surround you? To shoot monumental Columbu, against your ancestors at the end of generals, founding fathers that enslaved your Relatives riding? Perhaps the time is ripe for new monuments, the appearance is quite different, in order to preserve the full story of their victims as the fighters against their run in the memory.

Updated Date: 22 June 2020, 10:19

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