The Humanity Wall

Since January 1992, the word 'Humanity' has floated above the basketball court at Stead Park in Washington, DC. A message to the community, this wall has been the backdrop for everyday life for over three decades and helped to inspire a street art and graffiti mural culture in the city.

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DC Murals is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to documenting, preserving, and presenting our city's murals.

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To the East: The Rise of Public Murals East of the River

To The East: The Rise of Public Murals East of the River chronicles the call for a distinct Black American identity in the visual arts and the origins of the contemporary public mural movement in the US.

Written by Cory Lee Stowers, Executive Director of DC Murals and informed by the research of Perry Frank, Ph.D.

Support the next printing of To The East

When you donate $50 or more to this fund, you will receive a copy of the book when we print it in the summer of 2024. 8.5 x 11 softcover, 118 pages.

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