Murals with Meaning: Albina 1978

In 1978, seven artists of color came together to paint murals with historical themes in the Albina neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. Albina was the center of black community life in the city at the time, and the murals had an explicit purpose: to educate and inspire people in the neighborhood. Some of them affirmed the…

Solidarity Through a Coloring Book

The featured image above is one of the many murals from the Chicano Park. The image contains the date of the creation of the park along with other murals in the background.┬áSource: Archtoberfest San Diego. “Chicano Park Tour.” Chicano Park Tour. Archtoberfest: San Diego Architecture and Design Month, 08 Oct. 2016. Web. 14 Dec. 2016…

Poetry and the Young Lords

During the late 1960s, a Puerto Rican nationalist group called the Young Lords emerged, beginning in Chicago and later spreading to New York. Inspired by the Black Panthers, the Young Lords aimed to combat oppression and create systematic reform within Puerto Rican and Latinx communities in the U.S. Between 1968 and 1972, they created free…