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Mural Unveiling

June 17, 2022

The Black Lives Matter Art Committee, a partnership between black community members, Artscape and the City of Pittsfield, announces art installations to kick-off the Juneteenth Weekend.  Commemorative events ranging from a musical celebration of Black history to festivals and art celebrations are expected to take place throughout the weekend in Pittsfield.

The weekend begins with the unveiling of a mural by artist Frances Chlöe Jones-Whitman on the south side of the Adlib Building at the corner of Columbus Avenue and North Street.   The mural is a Mount Rushmore depiction featuring local legends in the black community including:  W.E.B. Dubois; Elizabeth Freeman; Samuel Harrison; Agrippa Hull; Frances Jones-Sneed; James Van Der Zee and Stephanie Wilson.  The artist says that the mural is an homage to those who are past and presently doing great things and are a symbol of Black Excellence.

The Juneteenth celebrations continue throughout the weekend:

Black Legacy Project Premiere Film Screening at the Colonial Theatre

Official Unveiling of the Pops Peterson Walk With Her Mural hosted by the West Side Legends 

Juneteenth Celebration at Durant Park

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June 17, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Persip Park
175 North Street
Pittsfield, 01201 United States
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