Age 49, Staten Island, NY.

Eric a father of 6, and grandfather of 3, worked as a horticulturist at the NYC Department of Parks and Rec. He was killed by police in front of a local beauty supply store where he was chatting with friends. Eric’s last words of “I can’t breathe” have become a rallying cry at ongoing protests against police brutality.

Powerful black arm raised defiantly into the air, the hand curled into a fist, rising into the middle on the graphic. Designed into the arm, almost like a tattoo, is an infinity/unity symbol and the words “Black Disabled Lives Matter”.

art by @jtknoxroxs

These descriptions were compiled by the NAMD Advocates. We also extend a special thanks to The Harriet Tubman Collective for compiling some of the names.

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