New Black Lives Matter Mural Outside of Minnesota’s only African-American History Museum

Today, July 18, 2020, the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery brought together 16 artists to paint a large #BlackLivesMatter mural in North Minneapolis.The mural starts in front of the museum on Penn & Plymouth and goes east towards the 4th Precinct.Mural artists: Melodee Strong, Timi Bliss, Kelly Brown, K. Charles Caldwell, Christopheraaron Deanes, Reggie LeFlore, Beverly Tipton Hammond, A. Drew Hammond, Christopher Harrison, DeSean Hollie, Lissa Karpeh, Brittany Moore, Sean Philips, Broderick Poole, Donna Ray & Peyton Russell”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.”— Tina Burnside, curator & co-founder, Minnesota African American Heritage Museum & GalleryLearn about #Minnesota’s only #AfricanAmerican #Heritage Museum and Gallery (MAAHMG): this year Unicorn Riot visited the MAAHMG, where curator & co-founder Tina Burnside acquainted us with the space. In a two-part video series (see below), we toured the museum and heard more on the history behind the exhibits from Ms. Burnside.Part 1: Virtual Tour— 2: Museum History— Riot media is re-distributable under Creative Commons’ BY-NC-SA 3.0 US license: