The Rogers Park Black Lives Matter Shrine, Updated

Over the course of the winter, the Black Lives Matter shrine in Rogers Park, Chicago has grown from a gallery of posters and a scattering of flowers and candles into the much more elaborate memorial shown above, complete with an ornate wooden altar. The repurposed Chicago Reader newspaper vending box next to the altar stores BLM posters produced by the neighboring P.O. Box Collective, an arts/activist organization.

The shrine will, no doubt, continue to evolve. See this post for more information on the phenomenon of “vernacular memorials”.

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