Mural Will Be Created By A Group Of Harlem Artists and Local Community Organizations on Adam Clayton Powell Blvd, Between 125th and 127th Streets
Friday, July 3, 10AM Harlem and 3PM downtown
Brewer announces Black Lives Matter street murals to be painted in Harlem and downtown Manhattan
WHAT: Harlem, the global center of Black culture, will install a Black Lives Matter street mural that will stretch across Adam Clayton Powell Blvd, between 125th and 127th streets. Both sides of the median have been secured by DOT so the words BLACK LIVES MATTER will read in both directions, heading north and south along the 2 blocks.
WHO: Harlem Park to Park, community groups and artists. Speakers include Senator Brian A. Benjamin, Harlem Park to Park, Nikoa Evans, Executive Director, Borough President Gale A. Brewer, Attorney General Letitia James, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, Rev. Al Sharpton.
WHEN: Friday, July 3, 2020, 10 – 11 AM
WHERE: Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building, 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.
BACKGROUND: The Harlem street mural is presented by Harlem Park to Park in partnership with Got To Stop Social Impact Agency and will feature commissioned work by a selection of multigenerational and multidisciplinary Harlem artists curated by LeRone Wilson who have all made equity for space and visibility a 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 will create their work on the north facing mural. Joining with artists to paint the lane heading south will be representatives of 16 community groups that will each send representatives to paint one of the letters. The groups include: 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, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Got to Stop Social Impact Agency, Harlem Park to Park, Harlem Grown, Jackie Robinson Foundation, among several others.