Sustaining Community
T'ooch' Kàa Kusteeyí X'adudlitseen
Black Life is Cherished, 2020
Sidney Hartley

Despite our isolation, Ketchikan remains intimately connected to the events of the world. George Floyd's murder at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis in May of 2020 sparked protests and rioting across the country. In solidarity, around 400 people showed up at the corner of Tongass Avenue and Jefferson Street on June 6, 2020 to support demands for racial equality. This sign was made for that protest and translates to "Black Life is Cherished" in Lingit, the Tlingit language.

Ketchikan Museums, Prop 92
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