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Passion For Life: Nicole Brown Simpson

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This year marks the 25th anniversary of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. May 19, 2019 would have been Nicole’s 60th birthday, and Alcatraz East Crime Museum opened a temporary exhibit to remember Nicole as she was, beloved by parents, sisters, family and countless friends, as well as the devastating effects of domestic abuse.

A sampling of the artifacts in the exhibit that belonged to Nicole include a place setting of her china, reflecting her love of entertaining, favorite pieces of clothing and Chanel jewelry, and a handwritten poem that was read at her funeral by her sister Tanya. The exhibit will also feature photos from family albums, going back to Nicole’s childhood.

The exhibit will feature the original song and music video I Remember Nicole by two-time Emmy Award winner Renee Sotile and Mary Jo Godges. Working as a video-journalist, Renee covered the trial of O.J. Simpson for more than 100 days. Renee never forgot the impact Nicole’s death made on her. Renee and Mary Jo wanted the find a way for the world to remember Nicole’s story and all women who continue to suffer from domestic abuse.

If you or a loved one is experiencing domestic abuse, don’t hesitate to get help.
SafeSpace provides help for victims locally in Sevier, Jefferson and Cocke counties.
24-Hour Crisis Line: 1-800-244-5968

The Sevier County Sheriff’s Office has a Domestic & Family Violence Unit with a designated officer that can be reached at: (865) 453-4668 ext 9

National Domestic Violence Hotline:
Toll Free: 1−800−799−7233
TTY: 1-800-787-3224
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