Photos Credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell
Harlem Park to Park in partnership with Got To Stop Social Impact Agency and Senator Brian Benjamin kicked off the Painting of the Harlem BLACK LIVES MATTER Street Mural stretching across Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd, between 125th and 127th streets on July 3, 2020.
The Harlem street mural features commissioned work by a selection of multigenerational and multidisciplinary Harlem artists curated by LeRone Wilson who have all made equity for space and visibility as part of their practice. Artists include LeRone Wilson, Dianne Smith, Thomas Heath, Guy Stanley Philoche, Lesny Flex, Jason Wallace, Joyous Pierce and Omo Misha. The artists created their work on the north-facing mural.
Representatives of more than 20 community groups joined with artists to paint the lane heading south. The groups included: Boys & Girls Club of Harlem, Harlem Pride, Mama Foundation for the Arts/Sing Harlem, New York Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc – Delta GEMS, Got to Stop Social Impact Agency, Harlem Park to Park, Harlem Grown, Jackie Robinson Foundation, among several others.
Senator Benjamin helped secure the use of both sides of the median, so the words BLACK LIVES MATTER will read in both directions, heading north and south along the two blocks.
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