Commemorating Los Angeles’ All Black Lives Matter March
Hollywood Boulevard from Highland Avenue to Orange Drive was closed to traffic last month as the Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services worked to install a permanent street mural commemorating the June 14, 2020 All Black Lives Matter March, reported Brody Levesque with the Los Angeles Blade.
Crews worked at the direction and alongside of the mural’s artist, Luckie Alexander, a Black Trans-man.
“The installation of the ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER’ commemorative sign on Hollywood Boulevard was extremely emotional for me as a Black transman,” Alexander said. “This is something that will let our Black LGBTQ+ community, especially our Black trans siblings know they are seen, valid and valued.”
In an emailed statement to the Blade, LA City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell wrote: “The project, which is a partnership with my office, Black LGBTQ+ Activists for Change (BLAC), StreetsLA, Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), and other local community members, will involve the installation of a design similar to the original that is safer for vehicular traffic and will allow for the reopening of Hollywood Blvd near Highland Avenue.”