Public Art: Protest + Justice

June 15, 2020

Detail: Sunny Paulk, Selma to Montgomery March, 2015, mural


Please join us in exploring art related to protest and racial justice located downtown and in West Montgomery. This post features works grounded in key historical moments—such as the one we are living in—including public art and works on display in partner organizations.

Lynching in the United States, 1877–1950

National Memorial for Peace and Justice

417 Caroline St.

Bus Boycott, 1955

Court Square

Clydetta Fulmer’s statue of Rosa Parks boarding the bus

Rosa Parks Library and Museum

Artis Lane’s bust of Rosa Parks; Image courtesy Rosa Parks Museum

Rosa Parks Library and Museum

Erik Blome’s statue of Rosa on the bus; Image courtesy Rosa Parks Museum

Freedom Rides, 1961

Freedom Rides Museum

210 S. Court St.

Nora Ezell, Freedom Riders May, 1961; Image courtesy the Alabama Historical Commission

Related to Selma to Montgomery March, 1965

St. Jude

2048 W. Fairview Ave.

Barrett Bailey and Jon Cook’s statue of Voting Rights Marchers

St. Jude

2048 W. Fairview Ave.

Timothy Schmalz’s Homeless Jesus/Jesus the Homeless

Located behind St. Jude

2048 W. Fairview Ave.

MMFA’s youth murals Remembering the March

Mount Zion AME Zion Church

657 Holt St.

Cottage Hill Roundabout at Goldthwaite Street

Barrett Bailey and Jon Cook’s statue of Voting Rights Marchers

Montgomery St. facing Lee St.

Sunny Paulk’s mural

Legacy of King/Civil Rights Movement in Alabama

South Perry St. and Washington Ave.

The dream catcher portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

RSA Pavilion Park

361 Monroe St.

Lawrence Godwin’s relief about the Civil Rights Movement

King Memorial Dexter Avenue Baptist Church

454 Dexter Ave.

John Feagin’s mural; Image courtesy Montgomery Advertiser

Civil Rights Memorial Center

400 Washington Ave.

Maya Lin Civil Rights Memorial; Image courtesy, SPLC

National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African American Culture at Alabama State University

1345 Carter Hill Rd.

Civil Rights murals designed by John Feagin

Rufus A King Library

3095 Mobile Highway

Bill Ford’s Civil Rights murals


Court Square

Juneteenth Art on the Square Project created by I Am More Than, King’s Canvas, and 21 Dreams, 2020; Image courtesy Montgomery Advertiser

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