Posted on May 10, 2021

Black Lives Matter Plaza to Become ‘a Permanent Art Installation’

Courtney Pomeroy, 7News, May 6, 2021

In a live discussion with Jonathan Capehart of The Washington Post Thursday, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said that the city plans to make Black Lives Matter Plaza “a permanent art installation in the District.”

Less than two weeks after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, on Friday, June 5, Black Lives Matter Plaza was unveiled on 16th Street NW, complete with a new street sign and big, bold yellow lettering on the street itself.


Here’s what Bowser said today:

Q: Let’s talk about Black Lives Matter Plaza, which was a genius move. {snip}And a genius move that was emulated in other cities across the country. {snip} But, are the big, bold, iconic, yellow letters permanent on that stretch of 16th Street?

A: Well, they are. In fact, right now we’re undergoing a process to make the installation more permanent, with lighting and landscaping and all the things that you expect in an iconic art installation… {snip}