Salem Tolbert was 39 years old today.
But in the year He was gunned down in Atlantic City in 2010, a month before his 27th birthday.
His sister, local fashion designer Shameka Dior Harvey-Cottman, is making sure their name lives on, hoping to inspire others to live their dreams.
Her showroom Dior is hosting a fashion experience Sunday from 2 to 7 p.m. at Anchor Rock Club in Atlantic City. Tickets purchased before the event are $44.39 for general admission and $66.59 for VIP.
Participants must be 18 or older.
“This is not a typical fashion show experience,” says Harvey-Cottman. “(It) raises awareness of self-war through fashion and the visual arts, leaving viewers feeling empowered to push their daily battles while achieving their goals.”
She is dedicating it to her brother who did the same scene 12 years ago before he was killed.
“It’s important to keep his legacy alive in memory of his son, Salem Jr.,” she said, along with his brothers, sisters and other young men and women who “never give up on their dreams, no matter what they face.”