BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Organizers behind a display of small black crosses on a Buffalo college campus say the initiative is meant to start a campus-wide dialogue about race and social justice.
Three hundred crosses have been placed on the campus of Buffalo State, part of the State University of New York system. The Black Cross Project is the idea of Professor William White, who says the crosses represent unarmed people of color who’ve been killed by police or died in custody since 2012.
White’s scheduled to unveil the crosses and discuss the project on Tuesday.
As part of the weeklong project, a panel discussion entitled “Race, Violence and the Struggle for Social Justice” is scheduled for Thursday and a student forum is set for Friday.