Madam Walker mural is latest in Bicentennial Series
The Indy Arts Council announced Thursday that the Madam C.J. Walker mural installation was installed as part of the Indianapolis Bicentennial Legends mural series, a partnership with the City of Indianapolis Bicentennial Commission.
The Indianapolis Bicentennial Legends mural series honors Hoosiers, whose talent, courage, and humanity helped make Naptown the vibrant place it is today, the council said.
Artist Tasha Beckwith created the Madam C.J. Walker mural. Januarie York is an Indianapolis-based freelance writer, author, and poet commissioned to write an original poem to accompany the Bicentennial Legends mural of Madam C.J. Walker.
The series builds on Indy’s already-iconic murals of Hoosiers such as author Kurt Vonnegut, poet Mari Evans, and former Indiana Pacer Reggie Miller.
Did you know? The Arts Council identified Major Taylor as the first Bicentennial Legends mural subject in partnership with the Major Taylor Coalition, an informal group of Central Indiana residents who are passionate about seeing Taylor honored in his hometown.
Learn more about these two Bicentennial Legends–and learn how to nominate future legends, apply to create a mural, or offer a building as a canvas by visiting: https://indyarts.org/public-art/current-projects/bicentennial-legends
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