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Black Lives Matter Street Mural in Harlem – Kick-off Event and Installation Hosted by Harlem Park to Park
July 3, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Protests ignited by the tragic death of George Floyd have galvanized the “Black Lives Matter” (BLM) movement worldwide. Many cities around the country have been inspired by the Mayor of Washington DC, who recently renamed a street leading to the White House, Black Lives Matter Way, and painted the roadbeds with the message. Following the initial media release regarding DC’s effort, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his goal to install a “Black Lives Matter” street mural in each of NYC’s boroughs.
Harlem Park to Park is excited to announce that Harlem is one of Manhattan’s mural locations! By installing a mural in the epicenter of African American culture, Harlem is presented with a unique opportunity to elevate the symbolic nature of the BLM street murals installed around the U.S. and become the global symbol for the “Call to Action” to Heal and Prosper as a community, nation, and world.
Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd between 125th Street and 127th Street will be the location for this historic event. Named after the first African American to be elected from New York to Congress and who served as a national spokesman on civil rights and social issues, the corridor is also adjacent to the Harlem State Office building, also named after Adam Clayton Powell Jr to commemorate his civil rights legacy.
Community Kick Off Event:
Friday, July 3rd at 10 am