Black Lives Matter – and These Murals Want Us to Remember That
Los Angeles is just one American city to have created a beautiful mural, where a solidarity march between the LGBTQ and Black Lives Matter communities later took place | © ROBYN BECK / AFP via Getty Images
Culture Trip stands with Black Lives Matter, and seeks to champion the initiatives bringing attention to the movement. Most recently, murals have appeared across streets in the United States carrying its core message.
Across the globe – in all 50 states in the US, as well as in London, Coventry and Newcastle in the UK, and in capital cities like Barcelona, Copenhagen, Cape Town, Lagos and Seoul – protests erupted in the wake of George Floyd’s murder. The message that Black Lives Matter unified these marches, a rallying cry seen on handmade signs and heard in chants.
Now, in the United States, artists have taken to pavements with generous amounts of paint to further broadcast this message. Giant murals have popped up throughout the country – on Los Angeles’ Hollywood Boulevard, Fulton Street in Brooklyn, New York and East Pine Street in Seattle, Washington, among others – with more, including one on Fifth Avenue right outside Trump Tower, set to pop up in the coming weeks. Culture Trip curates some of the most powerful works.
“All Black Lives Matter” is painted on Hollywood Boulevard in front of Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre © Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images
Volunteers were given permission by the city to paint “Black Lives Matter” on 16th Street near the White House in Washington DC © Tasos Katopodis / Getty Images
“Black Lives Matter” has been painted in the middle of East Pine Street in the newly created Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ), in Seattle, Washington © JASON REDMOND / AFP via Getty Images
The colourful East Pine Street mural is quite a sight to behold, especially when seen from above © David Ryder / Getty Images
The Black Lives Matter street mural in San Francisco spans an incredible three city blocks near City Hall © JOSH EDELSON / AFP via Getty Images
Giant letters spelling “Black Lives Matter” were also painted on 15th Street in Oakland, California © Jane Tyska / Digital First Media / East Bay Times via Getty Images
A Black Lives Matter mural has also been painted on Fulton Street in Brooklyn, New York City © Tayfun Coskun / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images