Lesley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, wears a sweatshirt remembering her son during a news conference Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Clayton, Mo. The parents of Michael Brown filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Thursday against the city of Ferguson, Mo., over the fatal shooting of their son by a white police officer, a confrontation that sparked a protest movement across the United States. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

By Terry Shropshire
Special to the NNPA from The Chicago Defender

CHICAGO (NNPA) — It is a jarring and disquieting sight to see an exhibit of Mike Brown lying motionless and lifeless, even if it is a new art exhibit about the fatal and controversial shooting in Ferguson is on display in Chicago.

The piece features a life-size portrayal of Michael Brown after he was killed last year in suburban St. Louis.

Among the artifacts included in the exibit is a black statue of liberty, and a noose dangling from a neon sign.

Michael Brown is the first of a series of nationally-televised and enraging episodes of unarmed black men that took place within the last year or so, which also includes Eric Garner police-choke-hold death in the Staten Island borough of New York City, the Freddie Gray death in police custody in Baltimore and the Nicholas Thomas shooting death by police while in a Maserati in suburban Atlanta.

The exhibit also features a plaque with the words “I Can’t Breathe,” referencing the Eric Garner police involved death in New York.

Interestingly enough, a white woman from New Orleans created the exhibit, which a Brown family member praises.

She says it represents white privilege in America and how it negatively affects the black community.

The exhibit runs through August 10th.

###

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Yes, I would like to receive emails from Washington Informer Newspaper. Sign me up!


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Washington Informer Newspaper, 3117 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20032, https://www.washingtoninformer.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact