Black Lives Matter is necessary now more than ever. I wanted to depict how the similarities between each movement through each decade. The usage of grillz creates contemporary imagery of black culture with a powerful message. The images of the 1950’s Civil Rights Movement, 1992 LA Riots, and the 2020 Black Lives Matter Movement create a sense of realism and. Pasting the grillz on top of the pictures generates a duality between the modern versus antiquated; it slowly progresses into current versus modern.