One of five panels from a new community mural by Black artist and musician Daren Todd recreates a scene in 1961, when Mrs. Opal Strong organized a neighborhood improvement committee and secured a large government grant to beautify and revitalize Black neighborhoods in Portland. Over 500 trees were planted, including several cherry trees that Dodd depicted in the mural.
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Shining light on injustices and community action
A panel of five murals depicting Black History in the Albina and Humboldt neighborhoods of north and northeast Portland is introduced along a residential fence line.