A.A.C.H.D., 11th St, Austin, Tx
This the the side wall of the African American Cultural District building on East 11th Street in Austin, Texas.
This mural is symbol of hope. It is a sign post that good will always overcome evil. A reminder that when we stand as one, anything is possible. For many years, peoples of the African diaspora have challenged and protested their oppressed livelihood to make a more equal and equitable life for themselves and their future relatives to enjoy. Even though we are all needed to make change, their are always leaders, organizers, and social catalysts that must step forward against the inequality and violence their communities have experienced. Depicted in this mural (from left to right) are Deitrich Hamilton, Johnny Holmes, Doris Miller, Dorothy Turner, Gary Clark Jr, Mikaela Ulmer, and Charles Overton. These great men and woman represent the strength and diversity Austin has to overcome great tragedy in pursuit of a peaceful happiness.