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By Karim Shamsi-Basha
Kevin King is spurring artistic creativity as part of the Black Lives Matter movement.
The founder of King’s Canvas in Montgomery helped organize the painting of a mural around a downtown fountain that has captured national attention.
“Our goal with King’s Canvas is to strategically break down barriers that restrict assets to certain people,” King said. “On this Juneteenth anniversary, King’s Canvas, along with 21 Dreams in Montgomery, painted a Black Lives Matter mural around a fountain at One Court Square in downtown Montgomery, which used to be Marcus Street, where slaves were marched from the Alabama River to be bought and sold. We reclaimed that with permission of the mayor. Now it became a place of peace and reconciliation in Montgomery, when it used to be a source of pain.”
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