Black Lives Matter Street Mural, Birmingham, AL

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Creator

Cara McClure and Shawn Fitzpatrick

Title

Black Lives Matter Street Mural, Birmingham, AL

Coverage

33.509271, -86.809138

Description

Black Lives Matter is painted in yellow on the pavement.

A statement from the Birmingham mayor's office explains that “The project developed after two people, who did not know each other, contacted the Mayor’s Office with the same idea. Cara McClure of Black Lives Matter Birmingham contacted Mayor Randall L. Woodfin with an interest to celebrate Juneteenth and honor activists/ foot soldiers. To do so, she would paint “Black Lives Matter’’ on a Birmingham street. McClure, however, was unaware that Birmingham mural artist, Shawn Fitzpatrick, had contacted the Mayor’s Office of Public Information also with an idea to duplicate the D.C. message.” The two concepts were merged to form the mural. A block near Railroad Park was selected as the space to display the intended message from both groups.

Source

Image URL

News Coverage by AL, Bham Now, and AL.

Youtube video by AL

Tweet by Randall Woodfin on June 19, 2020

Rights

Artists: Cara McClure and Shawn Fitzpatrick

Photographer: City of Birmingham

Publisher

Urban Art Mapping Research Project

Date

Contributor

LA

Spatial Coverage

Located on 1st Avenue South between the streets 16th and 17th

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