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Miles College brings Black Lives Matter Mural to Campus

Updated: Jul 24, 2020

Birmingham, Ala. - Miles College is set to begin painting a Black Lives Matter mural on campus. The creation of the mural will be the first on any HBCU or University campus in the nation.

The project is a collaborative effort between the student body and the Miles College administration. The university received donations from Birmingham’s Black Lives Matter Chapter and The Rock City Church.

2018 Miles College graduate, Eric Hall, Co Founder of Black Lives Matter Birmingham Chapter said, “Miles College has a rich legacy of social activism and continues to be on the forefront of fighting for social justice and equality. I’m grateful to see the students continuing the legacy of our ancestors by sharing their sentiments to the world in their declaration the Black Lives Matter.”

Miles College has also issued a challenge to other colleges and universities to support the Black Lives Matter movement in their own way.

The mural is being created by Shawn Frazier, the artist who painted some of the street art near Railroad Park.

Miles College President, Bobbie Knight, would like to remind the community that the campus is still closed due to Covid-19 and encourages anyone interested in seeing the artwork in person to refrain from visiting the campus until the school reopens in August.

Miles College is set to create a Black Lives Matter mural on their campus, making them the first college or university to do so. (Photo Courtesy of Miles College)

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