Washington, D.C.: Salim's Story

Mordiba Salim Hylton was a 27-year-old artist who had just signed a contract to teach art in a D.C. charter school when he was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen in the neighborhood he grew up in. Listen to Salim’s family speak about his life and his death, and how they are dealing with their loss.

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The Hylton Family donated Salim’s organs. His sister, Aneka, talks about the people who are living well because of Salim.

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Salim’s friend Tommy describes the shooting of Salim, and his friend Jett talks about how stigmatized communities need to change their mentality in order to eliminate gun violence.

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Salim’s girlfriend, Ryann, talks about losing the love of her life to senseless gun violence.

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Cybelle McDaniels grew up in a close-knit family in the Mount Vernon Square neighborhood of DC. Here she talks about the neighborhood she knew, which was where her youngest brother, Moriba Salim...

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Felix Oschukwu, Salim's friend and a fellow artist, talks about how art can change people's lives, and how he uses art to express his feelings about gun violence in DC.

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Salim’s family celebrates his life, and talks about how it feels to deal with his death.