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Age 22, Chicago, IL.

Eric was Deaf, an honor roll student at the Illinois School for the Deaf, an all-state wrestler, and attended Gallaudet University. He was beaten by police for mistaken identity and a few months later was killed by police in a separate occurrence.

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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