Oprah To Put Up 26 Billboards in Louisville Demanding Justice for Breonna Taylor
Breonna Taylor. While you’ve probably heard her name before, if you haven’t, she was a 26-year-old ER technician who died after three police officers from Louisville shot her eight times after her boyfriend fired shots at the cops. The incident occurred back in March, leaving her dead.
After her death, there have been many protests held around the country by people who want justice for Taylor—and now celebrities are getting involved, such as Oprah Winfrey.
The talk show host is getting precisely 26 billboards to go up around Louisville, the city where she died. The significance of 26 is that it’s one for every year of Taylor’s life.
In addition to a large poster of Taylor’s face, the billboards state loud and clear, “Demand that the police involved in killing Breonna Taylor be arrested and charged” as well as a quote about racism: “If you turn a blind eye to racism, you become an accomplice to it.”
— untilfreedom (@untilfreedom) August 6, 2020
It also drives viewers to the website of Until Freedom, a national activist group from New York that is relocating to Louisville. It was created to address systemic and racial injustice.
The billboards are just one of the ways that Winfrey has used her stardom to get justice for Taylor. She also featured Taylor on the front cover of the upcoming issue of O Magazine. Taylor is actually the first person besides Oprah to be featured on the cover.
The investigation regarding Taylor’s death is still ongoing.
To hear more about the billboards as well as Until Freedom, check out the video below.
What are your thoughts on Taylor’s death? Have you been involved in any protests?