About the Project
This mural, which measures nearly 10,000 square feet, explores the work of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass to end slavery. It was produced by a collaboration of 5 public schools and dozens of individuals, who hand laid over 1 million small glass titles on the mural’s right side. The left side was produced by Eric Okdeh and inmate artists at SCI Grateford, who painted cloth depicting a map of Africa, as viewed through the wooden planks of a slave ship.
A middle-aged woman rising from the blue flames that surround the central medallion. She represents the central girl as a grown-up as well as her ancestors who survived the holocaust which claimed millions and to this day impacts the way each of us lives our lives.
City of Philadelphia