Project Description

A team of students from the Boys and Girls High School Campus created a mural that reflects the legacy of the campus schools and its many alumnus who excelled in numerous fields, including academia, sports, music, entertainment, politics, activism, science, and literature. The artists wanted a bright and colorful mural that would help unite the schools and create a sense of pride in its history and heritage. In the mural, a torch, symbolizing the school, is being carried by young people of the current student body. The flame of the torch symbolizes the school’s legacy, with rays of light beaming from the flame, revealing a selection of notables from the school’s alumnus and past faculty, including Shirley Chisholm, Frank Mickens, Connie Hawkins, Lena Horne, Louis Reyes Rivera, Norman Mailer, Max Roach, Tommy Davis, Richard Rose, and Adelaide Sanford.

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Project Info

Location: 1700 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11213

Fun Facts

In 1968, Boys and Girls High School alum Shirley Chisholm became the first African American woman elected to the United States Congress.
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Maxwell Lemuel "Max" Roach was a jazz percussionist, drummer, composer, and a pioneer of bebop.
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