About the Project
Herman Wrice (1939-2000) was a renowned community organizer and inventor of the Wrice Process – a method of direct action, whereby neighbors directly confront street-level drug dealers in their communities. In 1988, Wrice organized Mantua Against Drugs (MAD) and led marches against drug dealers in his neighborhood. Wrice’s slogan “Up With Hope. Down With Dope.” became a popular rallying cry.
In 2000 David McShane created a tribute to Herman Wrice following his death. Recently obscured by new constuction, the mural has now been lovingly recreated at 33rd and Haverford Streets.
Sponsors (original mural)