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Mari Mansfield

At the memorial site for George Floyd on 38th and Chicago in Minneapolis, Indigenous artist, educator and activist Mari Mansfield, left, created the Mourning Passage art installation, featuring the names of people of color killed by police. Mansfeld says, “I aim to create dignity and justice through art and action.” Visiting the space in June, local photographer Caroline Yang, who shot this image, noticed as a girl slowly drifted back from her family, carefully reading each of the names. “I couldn’t help but wonder what she was hearing in her heart,” Yang says.

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