MEMORIALIZE THE MOVEMENT
An Art Preservation Project
Memorialize the Movement is an ongoing initiative to collect and preserve the plywood protest art that was created in response to the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25th, 2020.
Our goal is to create a safe and inclusive permanent space for people to reflect on the events that occurred during the summer of 2020 and ensure that we keep this Civil Rights movement going through this art.
Our mission is to collect, preserve, and make accessible to the public the protest art that emerged following the Minneapolis Uprising of 2020. This will ensure that the story of these historic events that occurred are told by the voices of the Black community who experienced them. Our is work is meant to honor the original purpose of the boards, which were a means of protest and memorializing this time and place in history. We will
accomplish through continued action.
The art made this summer is now part of our history. We will not our history be destroyed or colonized.
PRESERVING THE ART COLLECTED
As with other works of art these pieces are priceless and should be treated as such. We are archiving them to ensure that they will remain visible in a virtual archive long after they expire.
Our goal is to make sure this art remains visible and accessible to Black and Brown communities within the Twin Cities.
UPLIFTING BLACK ARTISTS AND BLACK ARTS ORGS
We would not have this art if not for the bravery and creativity of the artists who created them. We want to continue to create spaces for Black artists to express themselves and tell their stories.
“We need the story told in a way that people will absorb it. But not in a way that makes them feel comfortable, they don't need to feel comfortable. They need to know what's happening.”