Montgomery mural depicting voting rights march completed
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The downtown Montgomery mural commemorating the 1965 Voting Rights March has been completed.
Montgomery native Sunny Paulk was chosen as the artist to create the mural, which is visible on the wall of 129 Montgomery Street, which is the 50-50 bar and grill. Paulk works at the Southern Poverty Law Center, attended Carter Creative and Performing Arts Center and Auburn Montgomery.
Paulk was selected over artists' proposals from across the country including California, Texas, and New York. This mural, the first of several urban murals planned by the commission, will be visible along the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail.
City leaders say the mural is a part of an effort to advance public art in downtown Montgomery, in concert with the city's work to promote revitalization.
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