Fundraising to Awaken the Underground Railroad Mural!
On Green St. under Aurora St.
Local Black Artist Activists leading this project:
Jackie Richardson, Maryam Adib, Cyepress Rite, Terrance Vann, Khalil Bey.
A group of Black artists, community leaders, elders, and supporters are adding critical context to the current resurgence of Black Lives Matter protests by re-imagining and expanding the Green Street Underground Railroad Mural.
Ithaca has a rich history of resistance and collective power that needs to be recovered, honored, and preserved, and that's exactly what awakening this mural with fresh new layers of paint intends to do. As formerly enslaved abolitionist, Frederick Douglass said himself:
“We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to the present and the future."