The 'Last Word' Project Looks at Justice and Racial Relations

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Nov 28, 2014
References: twitter & voiceproject.org
In wake of recent tragedies, like the untimely deaths of Michael Brown and Travyon Martin, Twitter user Shirin Barghi began the 'Last Words' project. As the title suggests, the series features the last words of young, unarmed black men, who fell victim to police brutality. The words are accompanied by an illustration.

The aftermath of Brown's death and the protests in Ferguson have recently sparked a yet another national debate about race relations, authority figures and their accountability. After the Grand Jury decided not to indict the police officer who shot Brown, an 18-year-old, unarmed teenager, many people have lost their faith in our justice system.

Barghi's project is especially heartbreaking, whether you're reading Brown's last words ("I don't have a gun. Stop Shooting") or any of the other countless victims.