Crowe Symposium | Art, Publics, Politics: Legacies of the Wall of Respect

Friday, Apr 28 – 29, 2017 9 – 10 pm

Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Dr.
Evanston, IL 60208

Friday, April 28 10AM
Saturday, April 29 9:30AM

In 1967, the Organization of Black American Culture painted a huge mural “guerrilla-style” on the wall of a decaying building on the South Side of Chicago. They called it the Wall of Respect. On the 50th anniversary of the project, scholars, artists, and participants will convene to commemorate and mark the legacy of this act, which inspired a community mural movement
that continues to resonate to this day.

Presented in partnership with the Department of Art History