say her name

say her name

A rallying cry to increase awareness of oppression and violence against black women. It was popularized after Sandra Bland, a black woman, died in police custody in 2015. The protestors outside city hall are chanting, "Say her name!"
See also: name, say
References in classic literature ?
"Adam's aunt says he was so taken with the little girl that sold the soap (Clara Belle, did you say her name was?), that he declared he was going to bring her a Christmas present," continued Miss Ellen.
Jennifer hit her lowest point in her twenties - she couldn't say her name and recalls one moment in a taxi were she wasn't able to tell the driver her home address, which tipped her over the edge.
On the first day of the course in Dundee she had to say her name and address.
"I've actually met her a few times and she knows that I say her name in every interview and she thinks I'm a crazy person.
I don't know whether it's because he hasn't got over his ex or if he did genuinely say her name by mistake.
What results is Say Her Name, an unflinching and heartbreaking autobiographical novel that ruminates on some heady themes: grief and mourning, love and loyalty.
Though some reviewers have compared Say Her Name to Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking and Joyce Carol Oates's A Widow's Story, a most-fitting analogue is Leonard Michaels's Sylvia.
"In writing Say Her Name, Goldman has shared with the reader the sort of ephemeral fantasy that we invent about the people we love.
"Say Her Name is the real thing--a true tale of a romantic obsession, of grief mediated not through a long shared history but, instead, through the aching awareness of what might have been.
She does not want to say her name, or give him anything.
It was automatically entered in a free draw but when a Teletext representative called to say her name had been picked from the hat, Mrs Hodges almost didn't believe him.
A local, who would only say her name was Natasha, said: "I knew them to say hello to.