In addition, the winning portrait artist Dwayne Mitchell was introduced. His portraits memorializing victims of the Atlanta Child Murders will be displayed in the Atrium of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport from May 28 - July 22.
In 2019, Mayor Bottoms issued an Administrative Order to establish the “Mayor’s Advisory Committee: Atlanta Children’s Memorial Taskforce.” The Task Force — comprised of mayoral appointees from the community — was charged with determining an appropriate acknowledgment of the lives cut short during the Atlanta Child Murders. The Atlanta Children’s Memorial Portraits was one of two projects determined by the Task Force to acknowledge the memory of the lives lost. The second project, the Atlanta Children’s Memorial Eternal Flame, is currently under review and will be installed on the grounds of Atlanta City Hall.