Once the bright yellow words “Black Lives Matter” appeared on two blocks of downtown Washington, D.C.’s 16th Street — now known as Black Lives Matter Plaza — heading toward the White House, similar inspiring messages began popping up across the country.
Following the lead of the nation’s capital, cities all over America now boast street art inspired by the movement that you can check out on your next visit. Or, plan a road trip to see more than one.
Along Brooklyn’s Fulton Street, the bright yellow painting of the words “Black Lives Matter” followed by wide, thick stripes is difficult to miss.
Visitors and locals to this uber popular city can now find “Black Austin Matters” painted along Congress Avenue (between 6th and 9th streets), heading to the Texas State Capitol.
On the West Coast, Oakland, California’s, “#Black Lives Matter” street art covers three blocks of 15th Street in wide, spaced-out text.
In solidarity with LGBTQ+ and Black communities, the words “All Black Lives Matter” in a rainbow of colors appeared on Hollywood Boulevard, and may stay for the foreseeable future.
In San Francisco, volunteers painted “Black Lives Matter” along Fulton Street (between Webster and Octavia streets) in the now iconic yellow hue.
In Seattle, the words “Black Lives Matter” can be seen in all sorts of fun colors and patterns along East Pine Street. The neighborhood near Cal Anderson Park is known as the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest territory and continues to see ongoing protests and demonstrations.
Click here for even more displays of artistic expression on walls over the world, including the George Floyd mural in Minneapolis. Check out stunning murals everywhere from Manchester, England; Idlib, Syria; and Athens, Greece; back to New York City’s Union Square, and dozens more places across the United States.
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