The Moving BLM Memorial
Maurice Gordon was 28 when he was shot and killed by a New Jersey state trooper at a traffic stop. At 200 Mark Hannah Place, dozens of crosses serve to honor and remember Gordon and some of the countless others killed at the hands of police. The exhibit was started in Detroit by John Thorne, a community leader and former leader of the office of Black Catholics. The crosses play off of the crosses typically used by the Catholic Church for aborted babies.
“All of these lives were important too because they lived, had families and were all taken away tragically,” Thorne said
The memorial started at Thorne’s house and rotates every four weeks. It will next move to 1016 Bath Street.
Standing with the crosses is a box of pamphlets with victims of police brutality and a short biography of each. The biographies can also be found at movingBLMmemorial.org, along with a map of where the exhibit has been and its next venues.