The Hard Work of Remembering

My son and I write Joseph Wilson’s name on the cobblestone sidwalk beside the Chrystie St. Playground in Chinatown.
Joseph Wilson’s Certificate of Death
Fannie’s story in The Evening Telegram on March 27th, 1911
Chalk on the steps of Fannie’s house at 78 Forsyth
Gunter Demnig holding two Stolpersteine
A Solpersteine embedded in a cobblestone street

Jer Thorp is an artist, writer & teacher. He is Innovator-in-Residence at the Library of Congress. His book Living in Data will be published in 2020 by MCDxFSG.

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