The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

To support “The Wall of Respect and People’s Art Since 1967,” a two-part public program and a working session for scholars that takes place in fall 2014. The program examines the history and influence of The Wall of Respect, a Civil-Rights era mural created in 1967 on Chicago’s South Side to counter negative media representations of people of color. The wall was a milestone in the mural movement and in Chicago’s cultural history. The programs is realized in conjunction with the South Side Community Art Center, the University of Chicago, and the committee WOR50, and informs plans for the fiftieth anniversary of the wall in 2017.