Profiles in Black Creativity: Tyra Robinson Lets Her Passion for Justice Guide Her Art

The art director uses her work to galvanize a community

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In downtown Birmingham, AL., a black-and-white mural commemorates the lost lives of Sandra Bland, Jordan Edwards and Philando Castile. With various silhouettes representing elements of each victim’s personal life woven throughout, the breathtaking work doesn’t just eulogize their deaths. It tells their full stories, which were once filled with family and pride before they became the center of an ongoing nationwide fight against police brutality.

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