Oprah Winfrey calls for justice with 26 Breonna Taylor billboards
The billboards call for the arrest of the Louisville Metropolitan Police officers responsible for her death
Social justice group, Until Freedom, has partnered with entertainment maven, Oprah Winfrey, to erect 26 billboards across Louisville, Kentucky.
The billboards call for the arrest of the Louisville Metropolitan Police officers who killed Breonna Taylor.
“If you turn a blind eye to racism, you become an accomplice to it,” the billboard reads, followed by Oprah’s signature. The photo is the image from the cover of O Magazine which features Taylor.
“Demand that the police involved in killing Breonna Taylor be arrested and charged.”
The billboards direct readers to visit UntilFreedom.com.
Three days ago, the leaders of Until Freedom announced that their entire team relocated from New York to Louisville to raise awareness for systemic change in the city’s police department.
The announcement was made in an Instagram post that read, “We have made the decision to take residency in Louisville. YES. Our entire team is MOVING to live in Louisville for the foreseeable future.”
“We are not playing games,” the group’s Instagram post continued.
“We don’t just talk. We organize. We are ready to sacrifice time with our families, our careers to stand by what we believe in.”
“We will organize day in and day out until those responsible for #BreonnaTaylor’s murder are held accountable and that the systems and those in power understand that we will fight for Black women with all that we have because they are worthy.”
The announcement was also made on Twitter.
A 24-year-old African American artist, Alexis Franklin, painted the portrait that is featured on the O Magazine cover.
“There was a sparkle in Breonna’s eyes—a young Black woman posing in her Louisville EMS shirt, happy to be alive,” she wrote in the magazine.
“So many things were going through my mind—Breonna’s life, mostly, and how it ended so abruptly and unnecessarily. Every stroke was building a person: each eyelash, each wisp of hair, the shine on her lips, the highlight on her cheek.”
It has been 148 days since Breonna Taylor was killed in her home by Louisville police.
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