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Oree Originol: An artist honors black and brown lives

 

If you have walked the streets of the Bay Area recently -- you might have seen posters featuring the names and faces of Oscar Grant, Renisha McBride, Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin, among others. 

They are plastered across building walls, store windows, and telephone polls by their creator, Oakland based artist OreeOriginol. The simple black and white posters are meant to honor the lives of unarmed black and brown people who have who have been killed.

 

 

Oree Originol: These people matter, the people portrayed in these designs. This is my contribution to the movement.

Click the audio player above to hear the piece.
 
This story originally aired on February 9th, 2015.

 
 

Todd is a radio producer from Chicagoland. Before arriving at KALW in 2013 he produced works for NPR's Tell Me More. He currently roams the Bay Area searching for stories and super sonics.