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Artists paint new Black Lives Matter mural in Greenwood District

Posted at 9:02 AM, Oct 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-19 11:29:06-04

TULSA, Okla. — Several artists painted a new Black Lives Matter mural over the weekend in the historic Greenwood District.

This comes just weeks after the City of Tulsa removed another mural on North Greenwood Avenue. The controversial removal of the mural was part of a mill and overlay project already scheduled for the street.

READ MORE: City of Tulsa removes Black Lives Matter mural in Greenwood District

Artists painted the new mural on the sound wall just north of BNSF Railway.

Elizabeth Henley, on of the artists said in a statement about the mural, " We definitely approached the mural intentionally, realizing the gravity of the situation of having the Black Lives Matter removed from a place where Black dreams were removed almost 100 years ago."

(Photos courtesy Gary Mason)

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