Oprah Winfrey is putting up 26 billboards displaying the portrait of Breona Taylor across the city of Louisville, Kentucky, United States advocating that justice be served on the killing of the 26-year-old who was killed by police in her own home on March 16th, 2020.
The 26 billboards are going up across Louisville, demanding that the police officers involved in Taylor’s death be arrested and charged.
The billboards began going up on Thursday, and will all be erected by Monday.
Taylor was shot multiple times March 13 when police officers burst into her Louisville apartment using a no-knock warrant during a narcotics investigation and no drugs were found.
Each of the billboards stands for every year of Taylor’s life.
Oprah had announced that Taylor would be featured on the cover of September’s issue of O Magazine.
The billboards spurred people to “demand that the police involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor be arrested and charged.”
The billboards showcase the cover dedicated to Taylor and is sponsored by Oprah.
“If you turn a blind eye to racism, you become an accomplice to it,” Oprah is quoted on the billboard.
Taylor was an emergency medical tech studying to become a nurse.
Breona Taylor’s death have inspired millions of Americans including a number of celebrities to demand for justice and the arrest of the officers involved.
Kanye West offered to pay the legal fees for Taylor’s family for their case against the Louisville police, and John Legend penned an opinion essay in Entertainment Weekly calling for government officials to arrest and charge the officers with second-degree murder.
Cardi B shared a photo of Taylor and said that “the fight ain’t over till you get justice.”
In an open letter to Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, Beyoncé said Taylor’s family has “not been able to take time to process and grieve” because of what the singer described as foot-dragging by Kentucky authorities in their investigation into the fatal police shooting.