AMERICAN HISTORY MURAL
— In tribute to the Black Lives Movement, The Museum of Graffiti has created a large-scale mural on the walls of two buildings at NW 25th Street and 3rd Avenue, titled AMERICAN HISTORY. Focusing on the Black experience in US history starting in the early 1800s through current day, the mural tackles the subjects of police brutality, racial injustice, and resistance.
Curated by Museum of Graffiti, the will mural integrate a dozen QR codes that will enrich and educate the viewers experience with an audio recording of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech, music from Public Enemy, a Black Panther rally and more. Some of the key moments depicted on the wall will include: Nat Turner, a black American slave who led the only effective, sustained slave rebellion; John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry; Fredrick Douglas; Marcus Garvey, founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League; The massacre of African Americans in Tulsa, Oklahoma aka Black Wall street in 1921, Harriet and Harry T. Moore - organizers for the NAACP in Florida murdered in 1951 by the KKK; Rosa Parks; Emmett Till; Malcolm X; Martin Luther King; The Black Panther Party; Angela Davis; Mohammed Ali; Eleanor Bumpers; Arthur McDuffy and the Miami Riots of 1980; Trayvon Martin; Mike Brown; Colin Kaepernick; BLM; Public Enemy; Breonna Taylorand George Floyd and many more.