The next time that you pass the corner East Ferry and Michigan, you will recognize some familiar faces. This corner is also considered the gateway to the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor . The mural project that is currently underway features 28 notable civil rights leaders in American history. Of course this public work of art could not have come at a better time, considering the racial turmoil underway in Charlottesville. The Freedom Wall is part of the ongoing  Albright-Knox Art Gallery Public Art Initiative. The wall was generously donated by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA).
The wall itself adds a beautiful artistic effect to the series of micro murals. The striations that run vertical on the surface create another dimension, almost a 3D quality, to the faces. It’s as if there is added character that could not be captures on a …
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