Last Words . . .

Journalist Shirin Barghi collected the last words of men like Michael Brown — young, black, killed by authority figures while unarmed — and turned them into powerful illustrations. The minimalist images, twelve of which appear below, are poignant echoes of the victims’ final moments. All illustrations are by Shirin Barghi (@shebe86).

Posted in loving memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Jan 15, 1929 – April 23, 1968). He, too, was unarmed when an assassin’s bullet ripped through his body, silencing him forever.