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Decorative tiles that reflect positive messages of the black community were hand painted by Portland kids of color and residents of a local senior center for the Urban League of Portland’s beautification project.  Graduate art students helped facilitate the completion of the project.

Decorative tiles that reflect positive messages of the black community were hand painted by Portland kids of color and residents of a local senior center for the Urban League of Portland’s beautification project. Graduate art students helped facilitate the completion of the project.

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Black is Beautiful

Public art project draws on positive messages

The historic heart of Portland’s black community is receiving the finishing touches of a new urban beautification project that celebrates the contributions of African Americas to the city.