Enough “Say Their Names …
The Board-up artwork and photography in ENOUGH “Say Their Names …” comes directly from the protests around the United States. On these pages, incisive poetry and prose expand on the protest messages of the decade—alive, multiplied and amplified in 2020.
Combined with images, they sledge-hammer on freedom’s bell, while simultaneously peeling away layers of complacency, indecision, callous disregard, and satisfaction with the status quo plaguing our country. The work, according to a press release, is an instrument for initiating nationwide collaborations, discussions and conversations that bring deeper understanding of one another.
Enough “Say Their Names …” connects directly to protest messages and provides historical perspective. “As much as this may make you angry or, in reality, hurt your heart. As much as you may wish your fellow and sister Americans were better people but recognizing they are not. As much as you ask the Lord to forgive you for your hate, this is a book you should read. You will not get ENOUGH of the truth,” said Poet Nikki Giovanni.
“We want to encourage and awaken everyone to the realities preventing us as a species from moving forward together in peace, harmony, and love. There has never been a better time than now to act for change. If that sounds like a mantra from the 1960s and ‘70s, it could be, and it is no less true today than it was then. We hope permanent meaningful changes made now will make many of these tough conversations unnecessary for future generations,” stated the authors. The book launched on October 31, 2020. For more information, visit www.EnoughSayTheirNames.com