Dare to Remember: A Digital Memorial of Black Brooklyn examines the nuances of silence that constitute the legacy of Brooklyn’s black community. I argue that despite the paucity of material markers in the landscape and in the literature, and despite the eerie silence that follows when black people are displaced from neighborhoods, there is a haunting element in that silence that dares us to commemorate the black community’s past, present, and future in Brooklyn. Unlike the very public works that commemorate various ethnic enclaves that have occupied the borough, this silence seizes the air, leaving an often inaudible and hidden trace of the black community. Often, its unseen and unheard nature gives the impression that this history does not exist. However, this silence “has the power to shake the social and metaphysical forms against which it breaks,” announcing its resistance to being forgotten⁠2. Scholars have recognized this silence and its detrimental impact but have not explored the potential of this silence as a valuable mechanism to chronicle the memory of Black Brooklyn.