Minneapolis Approves Black Lives Matter Street Mural Near 4th Precinct Police Station

Updated: Jul 20, 2020

The mural will be similar to the yellow, Black Lives Matter street mural that was recently painted in D.C. and will be located down the street from the police station.

Minneapolis, MN - The Minnesota African American Heritage Museum is hosting a Black Lives Matter street mural painting event all day Saturday, July 18th. The mural will be located in North Minneapolis, one block down from the 4th precinct police station on Plymouth Avenue. The design will be similar to the yellow, Black Lives Matter street mural recently painted on 16th Street near the White House in Washington D.C.

Details from the organizer:

“The Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery (MAAHMG) is bringing together amazing artists to paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ on the street on Plymouth Avenue in support of the movement for racial justice sparked by the killing of George Floyd.

Artists participating in the painting of the mural include Melodee Strong, Sean Philips, Christopher Harrison, Kenneth Caldwell, Broderick Poole, Beverly Tipton Hammond, Drew Hammond, Lissa Karpeh, Brittany Moore, Timi Bliss, Reggie LaFlore, and Christopheraaron Deanes. Stay tuned for more artists! Each artists will create their own unique design on a letter. The event will be videotaped by Georgia Fort.

Black Lives Matter Plaza 16th St. Washington D.C.

The mural will be painted on the street on Plymouth Avenue North between Penn and Newton Avenues. This is a historic public art event to support the fight against systemic racism and police brutality against Black people in this country. The museum also affirms that Black lives are sacred and urges a stop to the violence in the community. The public is invited to come out and support, watch and celebrate Black lives. Please wear masks to stop the spread of COVID-19.”

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