CHICAGO — It is a jarring and disquieting sight to see an exhibit of Mike Brown lying motionless and lifeless, even if it is a new art exhibit about the fatal and controversial shooting in Ferguson is on display in Chicago.
The piece features a life-size portrayal of Michael Brown after he was killed last year in suburban St. Louis.
Among the artifacts included in the exhibit is a Black statue of liberty, and a noose dangling from a neon sign.
Michael Brown is the first of a series of nationally-televised and enraging episodes of unarmed Black men that took place within the last year or so, which also includes Eric Garner police-choke-hold death in the Staten Island borough of New York City, the Freddy Gray death in police custody in Baltimore and the Nicholas Thomas shooting death by police while in a Maserati in suburban Atlanta.
The exhibit also features a plaque with the words “I Can’t Breathe,” referencing the Eric Garner police involved death in New York.
Interestingly enough, a White woman from New Orleans created the exhibit, which a Brown family member praises
She says it represents White privilege in America and how it negatively affects the Black community.
The exhibit runs through August 10th.