Unveiling: Huge Mural to Honor Black Civil Right Leaders

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To honor the black civil rights leaders, Brazilian artist ACME has dedicated a 360 square meter mural in Rio de Janeiro.

The mural “Visions of Resistance, Dreams of Liberty” portrays American and Brazilian leaders in the history of the Black civil rights movements in both countries.

The art was however sponsored by the U.S. diplomatic mission to Brazil and the city municipality in the port of Rio, part of a cultural initiative between the two countries.

The mural, whose painting was announced on May 25, the day that marked one year since the death of George Floyd at the hands of US police, aims to remember the history of slavery and celebrate, through art, some of the key names behind the achievements in the battle for racial equality in Brazil and the US.

Source: https://www.africanews.com/2021/07/09/huge-mural-honoring-black-civil-rights-leaders-unveiled-in-rio/


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