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When Women Pursue Justice, a mural by Artmakers, Inc.

When Women Pursue Justice, a mural by Artmakers, Inc.

Happy March – National Multicultural Women’s History Month!  Today I serendipitously discovered the amazing mural “When Women Pursue Justice” in Brooklyn, New York.  I was there on an errand with my son Jonathan, who lives in Manhattan, and stopped to have lunch with Stephen, another son, who lives in Brooklyn. Created by Artmakers, Inc. the 3,300 square foot mural was completed in October 2005. It is located at 498 Greene Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant, the birthplace and district of Shirley Chisholm, the late congresswoman and presidential candidate, who is depicted holding a banner inscribed “A Catalyst for Change,” astride a golden house.  The two large figures to the left of her are Audre Lorde (below) and Dorothy Day (above).  I took the top photo, a view through the  top of the black iron fence pickets  and bare branches.  The bottom photo is by © Lisa Kahane

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