Posted on August 19, 2020

Virginia Capital Moves Forward with Black Lives Matter Mural

WSLS, August 18, 2020

Officials in Virginia’s capital city have approved a proposal for a 200-foot (61-meter) mural displaying the words “Black Lives Matter” to be painted near the state Capitol building.

The Richmond Planning Commission unanimously approved the proposal Monday, news outlets reported.

The artwork, set to be painted in large yellow letters along a downtown street leading to an entrance of Capitol Square, is based on similar projects that were created in Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., San Francisco and New York City, among others {snip}