A Symbol of Black Lives Matter in Rockford, IL

Creator

Rodrigo Ceballos

Title

A Symbol of Black Lives Matter in Rockford, IL

Coverage

Alpine Dam, Aldeen Park, 623 N. Alpine Rd., Rockford, IL 61107

Description

The mural was painted in late June 2020 on the Alpine Dam in Rockford, Illinois. The wall has been used a as community graffiti wall for 60 years. The mural depicted Symbol — the 47-foot tall steel sculpture at Rockford, Illinois' Sinnissippi Park — inside a raised fist commonly associated with Black empowerment or solidarity. In mid-August 2020 the dam underwent renovations by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and the mural was removed in order to repair weak points in the dam. The City of Rockford and artist agreed to identify a place in the community for a new mural.

Rights

Contributor Laura Furman, Curator of Collections, Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Rd., Rockford, IL 61107. curator@midwayvillage.com

Artist: Rodrigo Ceballos

Publisher

Urban Art Mapping Research Project

Date

Contributor

HS

Identifier

UAM-GF_1487

Files

IMG_2058.JPG

Citation

Rodrigo Ceballos, “A Symbol of Black Lives Matter in Rockford, IL,” George Floyd & Anti-Racist Street Art , accessed March 1, 2021, https://georgefloydstreetart.omeka.net/items/show/1487.

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