With the words from Dr. Cornell West, “In this historic moment of reckoning, let us remember those monumental events of barbarity that shape who and what we are…” I was honored to be chosen as one of the official photographers of this commemorative event. It was one thing to see this story on TV on several occasions before but another to physically stand on the streets where this atrocity occurred; as well, hear the hidden truths that have yet to have made it to the classrooms or media. I still have yet to process it all, but rest assured that I’m forever enlightened to the true state of our union.