Gallup Park is home to the first of two 'Black Lives Matter' murals in Ann Arbor
If you walk from the parking lot to the playground by the Huron River, you’ll be met with nearly 14-foot tall block yellow letters. They spell out “BLACK LIVES MATTER” on the sidewalk.
Lead muralist Barney Judge mapped out the letters. Members of the community filled in the rest.
Social worker Edward Sanders came out to support the event, but explains why he didn’t pick up a brush.
"Because I am a Black person. I know that my life matters. But white folks need to take and know that. And I don’t say that with disrespect. But white peoples need to know that. They’re the ones that need to be here today, painting the murals and saying that my life matters."
A second Ann Arbor mural is planned for July 16th at Wheeler Park.
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