ATLANTA, Ga. – The town of Atlanta is paying homage to leaders and advocates that make one Atlanta group what it’s as we speak.
You’ll discover there’s a brand new look as you enter Adamsville. Now well-known faces align Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive — honoring the neighborhood’s wealthy historical past.
“There was a mural right here that was not full and after we have been taking a look at tasks for the Martin Luther King hall we thought ‘Wouldn’t or not it’s fantastic to redo that mural and make it a real gateway into Adamsville,’” stated Camille Love, Govt Director of the Mayor’s Workplace of Cultural Affairs.
The group gathered on Thursday to dedicate a brand new mural that includes 11 figures. They include previous and current group leaders and advocates — all with ties to Adamsville.
A few of these figures embrace former long-serving District 10 Council Member C.T. Martin and present Mayor Andre Dickens.
“The folks of Adamsville raised me, nurtured me, protected me, helped form my life,” Mayor Dickens stated at Thursday’s occasion.
The Mayor’s Workplace of Cultural Affairs stated they labored with the group to resolve who ought to be on the mural.
“All of them have ties to Adamsville. There was a committee who labored to establish who could be on this mural, so it’s a testomony to the power of the Adamsville group,” stated Love.
The hope is that it serves as an inspiration to younger folks.
“What we hope is that it will function a lesson of who got here out of this group, and it’ll encourage these younger folks to hitch in public service, , be a part of the NPU, be a mayor, be metropolis councilperson, be a state senator, do no matter you are able to do to assist in your group,” stated Love.
The Mayor’s Workplace of Cultural Affairs stated there are different tasks on Martin Luther King Drive that they are going to be dedicating within the subsequent few months.