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Six Kansas City Streets Are Set To Become Canvases For Black Lives Matter Murals

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A bird's-eye view of a Black Lies Matter street mural in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
August Schwerdfeger
Black Lives Matter murals like this one in Minneapolis are being created in cities across the country. In Kansas City, six of the murals are in the works.

To show Black lives matter in Kansas City, organizers plan to put down paint, in the manner of similar projects in Washington, Cleveland, Tulsa and elsewhere.

The goal is to begin plotting the art and paint on Sept. 5, while inspiring positive change that dismantles structural racism in the process.

For more information about the Black Lives Matter murals in Kansas City, and to volunteer to paint, visit the KC Art on the Block Facebook Page.

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