Requiem for 10,000 Souls
"Requiem for 10,000 Souls" is a multidisciplinary project that promotes racial justice by critically engaging the public in formal and informal conversations on historical and contemporary violence against Black bodies in the form of lynching, rape, police execution, et al.
Its goal is to revisit history by re-membering lives lost to anti-Black racial terrorism while exposing the continuity between yesterday's lynchings and today's murders of unarmed African-American men, women and children by police and vigilantes.
"Requiem for 10,000 Souls" is a collaboration between African-American and non-African-American artists, activists, educators, and cultural institutions, that uses the power of art to honor African-American victims of racial terror. It is our hope that the emotional experience of viewing the project, along with facilitated community conversations and art-making activities, inspires action and transformation; and becomes part of healing mechanisms in America.