'Say Their Names' traveling memorial at Emancipation Park open to public

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"It's so important to be here," said Mayor Sylvester Turner during the memorial's unveiling. Hit play to hear why the location of the memorial is perfect for the display.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The 'Say Their Names' memorial exhibit that honors Black Americans whose lives have been lost due to social injustice was installed in Houston on Monday.

The installation took place at Emancipation Park. The memorial will be open to the public starting Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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The installation was made possible by Houston rapper, activist and philanthropist Trae Tha Truth.

The Say Their Names Memorial is a nationwide grassroots initiative featuring over 200 photos of Black victims whose lives were lost to racial injustice, police brutality and racism. The exhibition was started in Portland on Juneteenth.

"It is fitting that this exhibit will have a temporary home at Emancipation Park for the community to experience," said Ramon Manning, the board chairman. "Amidst the racial unrest and challenges being faced in the African American community, this exhibit provides an opportunity to honor lives lost and start an open dialogue surrounding peaceful social reform in our country."

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