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CIVIL RIGHTS MURAL SERIES
Client: Wells Fargo

DESIGN
STRATEGY
PRODUCTION
Challenge
Honor and celebrate the legacy of the civil rights pioneers that struggled for equality in the USA  
Outcome
A series of three outdoor murals depicting the historic struggles and triumphs on the road to racial equality placed in cities pivotal to the civil rights movement: Montgomery and Birmingham, Alabama and Memphis, Tennessee. 

Impact
The murals were unveiled during the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act and are located in public spaces for the community to enjoy in years to come. 


Birmingham Mural, 10.3m W x 1.8m H. Designer: Alanna Tameta Featured are Jarred Bester, grandson of Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, myself, and Birmingham mayor, William Bell. Photo: Anne Marie Lapitan

The Community Mural team is dedicated to creating custom-designed artwork that celebrates a community’s history and diversity. Our mural imagery centers on the progress and innovation of the 19th and 20th centuries, often highlighting a specific theme or commemoration of events in history, such as Civil Rights, Hispanic heritage, or LGBT history. This series was a highlight of my career with the team. It was an honor to tell the visual story of this pivotal time in American history and celebrate the legacies of the civil rights pioneers. I was especially happy that we could find outdoor spaces to showcase this history and share it with the local community. 



Left: Montgomery, AL mural, 4m W x 2m H. Designer: Anne Marie Lapitan Photo: Bryan Carter
Right: Memphis, TN mural, 4m W x 2m H. Designer: Hana Cerkez Featured are Dwania Kyles, daughter of Memphis Pastor Billy Kyles, who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Menelik Fombi. Both were part of the Memphis 13, the first children to integrate in Memphis City Schools. 
ALANNA TAMETA - DESIGN/STRATEGY
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