"I don’t care if Mike Brown was going to college soon. This should not matter. We should not have to prove Mike Brown was worthy of living. We should not have to account for the ways in which he is suitably respectable. We should not have to prove that his body did not deserve to be riddled with bullets. His community should not have to silence their anger so they won’t be accused of rioting, so they won’t become targets too."
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery installed this photograph of celebrated American comedian and actor Robin Williams today in its In Memoriam gallery, a space in which the museum memorializes the passing and celebrates the lives of people represented in the museum’s collection. The photograph was taken for Time Magazine by Michael Dressler in 1979.