Greenburgh Town Board Wants Portrait of Louis Farrakhan Removed from Taxpayer-Funded Black Lives Matter Mural
Tony Aiello, CBS New York, August 29, 2022
Creators of a taxpayer-funded Black Lives Matter mural in suburban Westchester County included an image of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, but as CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported Monday, the town board now wants Farrakhan’s portrait removed.
“It’s our history and it should not be erased,” Greenburgh resident Michelle Bernard said.
But some want this piece of the mural painted over due to the inclusion of Minister Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam’s controversial leader.
“He has spoken out against the Jewish community, the Asian community, the LGBT community,” Greenburgh Supervisor Paul Feiner said.
Farrakhan was not in the sketch submitted by the designer.
Community activist Clifton Abrams says the sketch was not a blueprint and the artist had freedom to add elements.
“The honorable Minister Farrakhan is a Black leader. He did the Million Man March, had over a million people in 1995. They’re just going to dismiss that Black people look at Minister Farrakhan as a leader?” Abrams said.