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Fernwood Elementary by Erica Hawkinson

 

Location: Washington Heights- 10041 S Union Ave, Chicago, IL 60628
Year(s): 2017-2018
Participants: 4th-8th Grade
Description: In 2017, the students at Fernwood Elementary on the far South Side chose to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and President Barack Obama alongside inspiring wording that decorates columns throughout the school's main hallway. Later, we worked with students to extend the mural and pay tribute to other important African American influences; Frederick Douglas, Angela Davis, Malcolm X, and The Black Panther Party.

Woodlawn Gateway at 65th Street by Erica Hawkinson

 

Location: Woodlawn-65th Street and South Dorchester Ave
Year(s): 2017-2018
Participants: Volunteers and Community Members
Description: This sprawling mural spans both sides of the underpass at Woodlawn and 65th Street and is a tribute to the area's illustrious history and lush natural environment. The mural includes historic pictures of Woodlawn, depictions of local wildlife, and features the Obama family at the 2013 Inaguration Ball, Minnie Ripperton, Lorraine Hansberry, and Angela Davis. Our team later worked to add painted designs to the underpass columns.

Uplift Community High School by TechTeam

 

Location: Uptown - 900 W Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
Year(s): 2010
Participants: 30 [9th-12th grade students]
Partner(s): After School Matters
Description: Located on the facade of three buildings facing Wilson Ave, the mural features images of social justice, empowerment through education, and neighborhoods of Chicago.