Fred Hampton & John T. Williams mural



Robert "Running Fisher" Upham (lead artist) with Sacred Point of View


Fred Hampton & John T. Williams mural


202 4th Ave. E. Olympia, WA, USA


A large mural focused on portraits of two men. On the left is John T. Williams, a seventh-generation Native woodcarver who was shot and killed by Seattle police on August 10, 2010. On the right is Black Panther activist Fred Hampton, who was murdered in a raid on December 4, 1969. The area between the two portraits contains blocks of text.
1. "Before the white man can relate to others he must forgot the pleasure of defining them. The white man must learn to stop viewing history as a plot against himself. Vine Deloria, Jr."
A reference to George Floyd was painted on an adjacent wall.
2. "We've got to face the fact that...we put out fire best with water. We say you don't fight racism with racism. We're gonna fight racism with solidarity. Fred Hampton, BPP"


Painted on the Harlequin Theate, this work was conceived as a sign of solidarity and a condemnation of police brutality in response to the murder of George Floyd. The artist stated: "The way in which George Floyd was murdered stirred up some deep feelings, and I felt strongly that I needed to do something in response--my nephew, niece and other members of my family have died in needless and violent ways. This is, unfortunately, a common story in Indian country as well as in the Black community. These murals were my way of grieving."

Will be relocated to: 418 Washington St SE, Olympia, WA 98501


Sacred Point of View and Robert "Running Fisher" Upham


Urban Art Mapping Research Project




George Perry Floyd (October 14, 1973 - May 25, 2020) was a 46-year-old Black American man who was murdered by former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin after Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for nearly 9 minutes in the Powderhorn neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25, 2020. Floyd’s murder sparked an international movement for Black Lives Matter, the largest civil rights movement of the century. On March 12, 2021, the city of Minneapolis agreed to pay $27 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit brought by Floyd's family. On June 25, 2021, Chauvin was sentenced to 22.5 years in prison for his crimes.



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