Demond Fernandez, WFAA, January 14, 2022
There are signs of change at a historic intersection in South Dallas.
Brand new crosswalks were installed this week at the intersection of Malcolm X Boulevard and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. It’s one of the only two intersections in the country where Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. boulevards meet.
The sign in the cross walk reads “ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER.”
The community crosswalk project was spearheaded by Kirk Myers, CEO of Abounding Prosperity, Inc. The Dallas-based nonprofit’s mission is addressing health, social and economic disparities among Black Americans, particularly LGBTQ+ residents.
“If one Black life matters, all of them matters,” said Myers.
The idea behind the crosswalk and its messaging was intentional, according to Myers. He said adding the word “ALL” was to instill a sense of inclusion and pride.
The crosswalk at Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. boulevards is the first of several “All Black Lives Matter” crosswalks being installed in South Dallas.