An exhibit honoring Sandra Bland's life and story opened on Saturday at the Houston Museum of African American Culture. The exhibit features artwork and pictures of Bland throughout her life – including footage of Bland's traffic stop, which took place three days prior to her tragic death, Houston ABC13 reports.

Bland's mom, Geneva Reed-Veal, told ABC13 that the exhibit brought her a "mix of happiness and sadness at the same time." She continued, "people seeing this exhibit should say to themselves hold on, I'm going to think a little differently about the way I do things -- with my interactions with everyone but more so police officers," Reed-Veal said. 

Lee Carrier, who designed the center mural of the exhibit, told ABC13 that the process of working on Bland's exhibit revealed that she had a lot in common with Bland. 

"I'm discovering we were very similar," Carrier said. "She was a woman who took over 50 selfies, she had very healthy self-esteem, was in a sorority, educated, young, had a future ahead of her."

Bland was found dead in a county jail three days after a confrontational traffic stop with a Texas trooper in 2015. Video footage of the encounter revealed the trooper ordered Bland out of her vehicle and threatened the 28-year-old with a taser. Bland was stopped for failing to signal while changing lanes. Her death came amid continued outrage over violent police encounters with the black community – and particularly the violence against black women and girls.

The exhibit paying tribute to Bland will run until February 28. 

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