‘Say Their Names’ Memorial Tribute Installed in Uptown Hoboken by Local Residents

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A memorial for and by the community to honor Black lives lost to racism, injustice, and police brutality has been installed in uptown Hoboken by local residents. It will be located uptown adjacent to Maxwell Place on the waterfront, between 11th and 12th Streets through September 7th.

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Say Their Names Memorial is a tribute to 216 people who have lost their lives, originally created in Portland Oregon.

Nikki Sude, a Hoboken resident, is the coordinator of this local installation. “The first Say Their Names Memorial was created earlier this summer by my friend and former boss Joy Proctor of Joy Proctor Design in Portland, Oregon. The memorial pays tribute to 216 lives taken by police brutality, injustice, and racism. Immediately after the first memorial in Portland, the idea took off.”

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The memorial has now popped up in Dallas, Brooklyn, Seattle, Santa Barbara, and many more cities across the country — and now, Maxwell Place’s waterfront, which was also the starting location of the Black Lives Matter protest for George Floyd that happened in June.

Says Nikki, “I am an event producer by trade and like many others, I have been trying to do better and use my voice, so taking on this project was a no brainer. The response from the local vendors was absolutely incredible. Everyone was eager to be a part of this installation to honor these 216 lives that were taken too soon.”

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The project received approval from the city and has been in the works for several months.

Most of the vendors involved are local to either to Hoboken or Jersey City — helping with the curation of the details and printing:

Rose, Print Hoboken – Prints

Christa, A Petal to Peddle – Florals

Sarah, Park & Bloom – Florals

Kim, Mac and the Mushroom – Florals

Ina, Bloomie Flower Studio – Florals

Sonya, About Designs – Florals

Erica, Blushing Fields Flower Farm – Florals

Laura, Letter by Laura – “Say Their Names” Sign

Shelly, Some Shelly Photography – Photographer

“We’re hoping this memorial sparks conversation, reflection, and reminds everyone that black lives still matter. Whether you’re on your way to work or out for your morning jog, we encourage you to stop by the Say Their Names Memorial on the waterfront on Sinatra Dr N between 11th St and 12th St.” The memorial will be up from August 28th to September 7th.

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The list of names includes anyone affected by racial injustice. “We will be adding in additional names as these instances continue to happen,” Nikki explained.

Aaron Campbell
Abdirahman Salad
Abdoulaye Thiam
Abram Onkgopotse Tiro
Adama Traoré
Addie Mae Collins
Ahmaud Arbery
Akai Gurley
Alexia Christian
Alfred Olango
Alteria Woods
Alton Sterling
Andre Gladen
Andre Green
Angel Viola Decarlo
Antwon Rose Jr.
Antwun Shumpert
Aries Clark
Ashtian Barnes
Askari Roberts
Atatiana Jefferson
Aura Rosser
Bee Love Slater
Ben Chester White
Bennie Branch
Bettie Jones
Botham Jean
Brandon Lovell Webster
Brandon Washington
Brandon Wright
Brendon Glenn
Breonna Taylor
Brianna Hill
Calin Roquemore
Cameron Bennett
Cariann Hithon
Carole Robertson
Charleena Lyles
Charles Eddie Moore
Che Taylor
Christian Taylor
Christopher Kalonji
Clementa C. Pinckney
Clinton Allen
Cpl. Roman Duckworth Jr.
Crystal Ragland
Crystalline Barnes
Cynthia Fields
Cynthia Marie Graham Hurd
Cynthia Wesley
Dalvin Hollins
Daniel L. Simmons
Dante Redmond
Darius Robinson
David McAtee
De’Von Bailey
Deborah Danner
Decynthia Clements
Delano Middleton
Denise McNair
Depayne Middleton-Doctor
Deravis Gaine Rogers
Diamond Ross
Dion Johnson
Dominique Clayton
Dominique Fells
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Dreasjon Reed
Elijah McClain
Emmet Till
Enosa Strickland
Eric Garner
Ethel Lee Lance
Ezell Ford
Fred Hampton
Freddie Gray
Gabriella Nevarez
George Floyd
Geraldine Townsend
Giovonn Joseph McDade
Griffiths Mxenge
Hakim Jamal
Harriette Moore
Harry T. Moore
Hashim Jibri Wilson
Hector Pieterson
Henry Hezekiah Dee
Henry Smith
India Beaty
India Kager
Irwin T. Pratt
Isaiah Lewis
Jamar Clark
Jamee Johnson
Jamel Floyd
James Chaney
James Jahar Perez
James Scurlock
Janet Wilson
Janisha Fonville
Jason Washington
Javier Ambler II
Jessica Williams
Jimmy Atchison
Jimmy Lee Jackson
Jonathan Hart
Jonathan Sanders
Jonie Pilar Block
Jordan Edwards
Joshua Dariandre Ruffin
Joyce Quaweay
Junior Prosper
Justus Howell
Kajuan Raye
Kalief Browder
Keaton Otis
Keith Childress
Kendra James
Kendrec McDade
Kenney Watkins
Kevin Hicks
Kisha Michael
Kiwi Herring
Korryn Gaines
Kwame Jones
Lajuana Phillips
Lamar Smith
Laquan McDonald
Laronda Sweatt
Lashanda Anderson
Latasha Nicole Walton
Lloyd “Tony” Stevenson
Louis Allen
Lt. Col. Lemel Penn
Mack Charles Parker
Malcolm X
Malik Williams
Mantry Norris
Marielle Franco
Marlon Lewis
Marquesha McMillan
Mary Truxillo
Matthew Burroughs
Maurice Gordon
Meagan Hockaday
Medger Evers
Mi’chance Dunlap Gittens
Michael Brown Jr.
Michael Dean
Michelle Cusseaux
Michelle Lee Shirley
Morgan London Rankins
Muhlaysia Booker
Mulugeta Seraw
Mya Hall
Myra Thompson
Najier Salaam
Nathaniel Harris Pickett
Nina Pop
O’Shae Marquis Terry
Ollie Brooks
Oluwatoyin Salau
Oneal Moore
Pamela Shantay Turner
Patrick Kimmons
Paul O’Neal
Philando Castile
Quanice Hayes
Quintonio Legrier
Ramarley Graham
Rayshard Brooks
Rebel Jones
Regis Korchinski-Paquet
Rev. George Lee
Riah Milton
Ricky Javonta Ball
Ronnie Lee Shorter
Ryan Stokes
Sahlah Ridgeway
Said Joquin
Samuel Hammond Jr.
Samuel Younge Jr.
Sandra Bland
Sandy Guardiola
Sharonda Coleman-Singleton
Solomon Mahlangu
Spencer McCain
Stephen Lawrence
Stephon Clark
Steve Biko
Susie Jackson
Tameka Lashay Simpson
Tamir Rice
Tanisha Anderson
Tavis Crane
Terrell Johnson
Terrence Crutcher
Thamsanqa Mnele
Titi Gulley
Tony McDade
Tony Robinson Jr.
Toussaint Diamon Sims
Trayvon Martin
Treshun Symone Miller
Tyre King
Tywanza Sanders
Victor White III
Virgil Lamar Ware
Vuyisile Mini
Walter Scott
Wendell Allen
Wharlest Jackson
Willie Brewster
Willie Edwards Jr.
Willie McCoy
Yuvette Henderson

“Injustices are continuing to happen everyone, so this is (unfortunately) an evolving monument. We’ve been planning this to come to Hoboken for over a month and a half and of course will be adding in new names to reflect the most recent events,” says Nikki.

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The project will be located adjacent to Maxwell Park through September 7th — right in front of 16 Handles between 11th and 12th on the waterfront side.


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Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of HobokenGirl.com. With deep entrepreneurial roots in Hudson County — as her grandparents owned textile businesses on Tonnelle Ave in North Bergen dating back to the 50s — she started the site as a Hoboken resident to discover the amazing things happening in the area. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event or #HobokenGirlHelps volunteer project, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her two pups, or watching Bravo TV and ordering takeout with her husband.