This Week in Photos: Pannell Memorial, Black Trans Liberation March, Coney Island Amusement Park

(April 5 - April 11)


An amusement park comes back to life in New York for the first time since 2019, the third annual commemoration event in honor of Philip ‘Clint’ Panel 31 years after his death takes place in Teaneck, NJ. Pannell, where a Black 16-year-old, was shot by a Teaneck police officer in 1990, and a Black Transgender Liberation March in New York City.




People ride the "THUNDERBOLT" during Coney Island Amusement Park's opening day. The park opened for the first time since the Covid-19 Pandemic started. The photograph was taken on Monday, April 5th, 2021. (Photo/Julian Leshay)



An undisturbed woman takes a nap on the Riegelmann Boardwalk outside the New York Aquarium days before the Coney Island Amusement Park opens for the first time since the Covid-19 Pandemic started. The photograph was taken on Monday, April 5th, 2021. (Photo/Julian Leshay)



Pedestrians walk on the Riegelmann Boardwalk as the amusement park prepares for its first opening since the Covid-19 Pandemic started. The photograph was taken on Monday, April 5th, 2021. (Photo/Julian Leshay)



A construction crew member operates a backhoe performing roadway maintenance outside the “Original” Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs in Coney Island on Monday, April 5th, 2021 days before the Coney Island Amusement Park opens up for the first time since the Covid-19 Pandemic started. (Photo/Julian Leshay)



Flags commemorate Coney Island's 100th year as the 101st season starts. A heavy fog rolls in after the opening day, since the Covid-19 lockdown took place, finishes on Friday, April 9th, 2021. (Photo/Julian Leshay)



A mysterious couple walks on the foggy Riegellmann Boardwalk past the New York Aqarium after Coney Island's Amusement Park finishes its opening day for the first time since the Covid-19 Pandemic started. The photograph was taken on Friday, April 9th, 2021. (Photo/Julian Leshay)



Two protesters march throughout the streets of Manhattan, New York City during a Black Transgender Liberation March holding a sign honoring LGBTQ+ members who fought for LGBTQ+ rights on Thursday, April 8th, 2021. (Photo/Julian Leshay)



Qween Jean, a founder of the weekly Stonewall Protests, delivers powerful words regarding how society treats black trans women outside the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan, New York City on Thursday, April 8th, 2021. (Photo/Julian Leshay)



Nadir, an activist for LGBTQ+ and Black Trans rights, flips his hair after just arriving at the Stonewall Protest in Manhattan, New York City on Thursday, April 8th, 2021. (Photo/Julian Leshay)



Blaze, an activist, and fire spinner performs at the end of the Stonewall Protest in Manhattan, New York City on Thursday, April 8th, 2021. (Photo/Julian Leshay)



King Downing, Thelma Dantzler (Phillip's Mother), and Natacha Pannell (Phillip's Sister) start the ceremony by sharing a few words in front of the tree planted in Phillip's honor at a commemoration event at Tryon Park on Saturday, April 10th, 2021, thirty-one years after the incident. (Photo/Julian Leshay)




Zayid Muhammad and Lawrence Hamm from the People's Organization for Progress deliver endearing words regarding Phillip Pannell and the state of policing in America at a commemoration event at Tryon Park on Saturday, April 10th, 2021, thirty-one years after the incident. (Photo/Julian Leshay)



Soil is scooped out of a bag and placed around the tree honoring Phillip Pannell at a commemoration event at Tryon Park on Saturday, April 10th, 2021, thirty-one years after the incident. (Photo/Julian Leshay)



Thelma Dantzler (Phillip's Mother) and other participants spread the soil around the tree honoring Phillip Pannell at a commemoration event at Tryon Park on Saturday, April 10th, 2021, thirty-one years after the incident. (Photo/Julian Leshay)



A memorial for Phillip C. Pannell lies in front of a tree planted to memorialize his death at Tryon Park, down the street from where he was killed. At 16 years old, Phillip was shot and killed by police officer Gary Spath, who was acquitted after trial. This memorial was held on April 10th, 2021 thirty-one years after the incident. (Photo/Julian Leshay)




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