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Benton Harbor residents plan Black Lives Matter street mural

In this June 24, 2020, file photo, Antonio Mingo, right, holds his fists in the air as demonstrators protest in front of a police line on a section of 16th Street that's been renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza, in Washington. Thousands of Black activists from across the U.S. will hold the 2020 Black National Convention on Aug. 28, 2020, via livestream to produce a new political agenda that builds on the protests that followed George Floyd’s death. Organizers of the gathering shared their plans with The Associated Press on Wednesday, July 1, ahead of an official announcement.
In this June 24, 2020, file photo, Antonio Mingo, right, holds his fists in the air as demonstrators protest in front of a police line on a section of 16th Street that's been renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza, in Washington. Thousands of Black activists from across the U.S. will hold the 2020 Black National Convention on Aug. 28, 2020, via livestream to produce a new political agenda that builds on the protests that followed George Floyd’s death. Organizers of the gathering shared their plans with The Associated Press on Wednesday, July 1, ahead of an official announcement.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Published: Jul. 9, 2020 at 8:31 PM EDT
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BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (WNDU) - The residents of Benton Harbor are planning a Black Lives Matter street mural, announced Thursday night.

According to a press release, the mural will be on Colfax in front of Benton Harbor High School.

The committee is seeking donations of paint, brushes, and other materials.

From the press release:

The mural will take place in on Colfax in front of Benton Harbor High School. The committee is seeking donations of paint and paint brushes and materials. Anyone seeking to donate or have any questions can contact Trenton Bowens 269-861-2861.

“The mural will remind children of Benton Harbor and Students of Benton Harbor that they do matter.” Trenton Bowens

The Black Lives Matter Street Mural will be the first in Berrien County. Currently through out America many states have implemented Black Lives Matter Murals.

The painting will take place within coming weeks. Residents can follow the event page via Facebook at Benton Harbor Black Lives Matter Mural. Anyone seeking to donate or have any questions can contact Trenton Bowens 269-861-2861.

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