Sound from the Ground at the Black Lives Matter Mural
On the morning of Tuesday, June 9, 2020, Charlotteans woke up to a bold new mural being painted on a prominent stretch of South Tryon Street that read “Black Lives Matter.” Inspired by similar murals in Washington, DC and other cities, a group of Charlotte artists and organizers came together within a matter of hours to create their own homage to the movement.
What makes Charlotte’s mural unique, however, is that each letter is designed and painted by a different artist. The result is stunning. Andy Goh, co-producer of The Biscuit Podcast CLT, was on site to interview artists, organizers and bystanders about how they felt during this historic event in Uptown Charlotte.
This project was a result of a collaboration between the City of Charlotte, Charlotte Is Creative, Brand the Moth and BLKMRKTCLT. 22 artists designed and painted the letters with help from fellow creatives. Find their handles (by letter) here.
The Biscuit podcast is produced by Charlotte is Creative and Andy Goh. It is part of the Queen City Podcast Network, powered by OrthoCarolina.