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“MLK on Lancaster Avenue” Mural Arts Philadelphia

“MLK on Lancaster Avenue” Mural Arts Philadelphia

In Philadelphia, every wall is a potential blank canvas, and stunning murals adorn building exteriors all over the city. Started in 1984 to help eradicate graffiti, Mural Arts Philadelphia enables professional artists and young Philadelphians to showcase their artistic talent in a constructive way. Created by muralist Cliff Eubanks, “MLK on Lancaster Avenue,” located at 40th Street, portrays Dr. King’s address to a crowd of 10,000 people at this intersection in August of 1965.

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Tags: African-American, Arts & Culture, Public Art

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