On June 13, 18 local artists teamed up to paint a mural spelling out “End Racism Now #BLM" on Main Street in front of City Hall in downtown Winston-Salem. Among those artists was rising #WFU senior Chloe Beatty (’21). She was assisted by her sister Monet Beatty (’20).
Chloe was selected to design the “M” and her work is entitled “Reimagining the Black Barcode”. According to Chloe, “These bars symbolize our new code to financial freedom and the eradication of systematic oppression. Support Black-owned businesses.”
The Winston-Salem Community Mural Project is a collaborative, grassroots public art project inspired by the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Eighteen local artists, and the Women's Committee of Stagehands Local 635, helped create the mural. The overall mural project was organized by Rasheeda Shankle in partnership with @cityofwinstonsalem, The Minister’s Conference Winston-Salem Vicinity, @artscouncilwsfc, @triadculture, Honorable Youth, and community leaders Joshua Mack, Chelsea Jones, Casey Jones and Larry "LB the Poet" Barron.
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