The Black Lives Matter murals around Carrboro highlight and advocate for values that are important to Carrboro. They express our community’s acknowledgment of and opposition to systemic and institutional racism.
The Town of Carrboro completed a Black Lives Matter mural on Dec. 18, 2020, at Communityworx, 125 W. Main St. The mural faces West Main Street at the intersection of Jones Ferry Road.
The Carrboro Town Council selected the muralist Tyrone Small and a young artist team, as well as the mural rendering, at its Nov. 17, 20202, meeting. The Council supported recommendations from the Arts Committee in the selection process.
"The BLM mural done by myself and the students was a testament to what we can all do as a people if we can just put our differences aside and come together to create something beautiful and lasting forever," Mr. Small said.
Mr. Small led the student artist team of Ash Granda-Bondurant, Carina Rockart, Theo Preston and Cyani Jacobs. The team was selected from a pool of 17 applicants, who were asked to submit work samples and mural proposals.
View the project documentary video at https://youtu.be/r2_P47dj_jc