An estimated 40,000 people marched down Hollywood Boulevard on June 14 to take a stand against racism as part of a Black and trans-inclusive LGBTQ+ demonstration. While the sight of Angelenos making their voices heard was the most powerful image from that afternoon, an “All Black Lives Matter” mural that spanned an entire block of the Walk of Fame was easily right behind it. Now, a version of that mural is set to become a permanent part of the street.
Starting today, August 24, work will begin to install a permanent decorative street design to commemorate the All Black Lives Matter march. According to an announcement from councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, the new mural will closely resemble the original but it’ll be smaller and “safer for vehicular traffic.” The mural will sit on Hollywood Boulevard between Orange Drive and Highland Avenue, and is a project in partnership with Black LGBTQ+ Activists for Change (BLAC), StreetsLA and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT).