Harlem's Black Lives Matter street mural installation kicks off this Friday

Updated: Oct 27, 2020

Harlem is getting its very own Black Lives Matter mural, and the community is invited to a kickoff event this Friday, July 3.

The mural's location, no surprise, is in the unofficial heart of the neighborhood: Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard between 125th and 127th Streets.

The kickoff starts at 10am in front of the Adam Clayton Powell Jr State Office Building on 125th Street and includes speeches, musical performances and guests such as Korey Wise of the Exonerated 5; register for the free event here.

Community groups such as the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem and Mama Foundation for the Arts will paint the letters on the southbound side on Friday.

Harlem-based artists, including LeRone Wilson, Dianne Smith and Omo Misha, will create original artwork on the northbound side of the street over the weekend.

The completed mural will be revealed on Monday, July 6 at 10am.

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