Wednesday, June 16, 2021

DC’s Black Lives Matter Plaza to Become a Permanent Art Installation ‘With Lighting and Landscaping’ (Video)

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser
Muriel Bowser (C), the Mayor of Washington, DC waits at Black Lives Matter Plaza to watch the funeral procession for Congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis(D-GA) in Washington, DC, on July 27, 2020. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

*D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said that the city plans to make Black Lives Matter Plaza “a permanent art installation in the District.”

In a live discussion with Jonathan Capehart of The Washington Post Thursday, Bowser spoke about the groundbreaking plaza on 16th Street NW, painted in huge yellow lettering on June 5 – less than two weeks after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis – and given its own street sign.

“We’re undergoing a process to make the installation more permanent, with lighting and landscaping and all the things that you expect in an iconic art installation,” said Bowser. She continued: “We are going to make that installation and we’re improving it, actually, right now and it will be a permanent art installation in the District.”

Watch Bowser and Capehart’s full exchange below.

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