CARRBORO, N.C. -- A Black Lives Matter mural was completed Friday, Jan. 15, at the Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St.
The selected artist, Erbriyon Barrett of Atlanta, painted the mural on the building’s side facing E. Main Street. Mr. Barrett noted "a lot of positive energy" expressed by passersby during his work.
The mural was approved by the Town Council on Oct. 27, 2020, along with related public art projects. A short video is available at https://youtu.be/2rFLzU2CnsA
The Town of Carrboro completed another recent Black Lives Matter mural on Dec. 18, 2020 at Communityworx, 125 W. Main St. View the project documentary video at https://youtu.be/r2_P47dj_jc
Anita Jones-McNair, Town of Carrboro Race and Equity Officer and Director of the Recreation, Parks and Cultural Resources Department, has said the Black Lives Matter murals around Carrboro highlight and advocate for values that are important to Carrboro. They express our community’s acknowledgment of and opposition to systemic and institutional racism.
The Century Center is home to the Carrboro Recreation, Parks and Cultural Resources Department, the Carrboro Cybrary and the Carrboro Police Department. Look for images of the Black Lives Matter mural on Town of Carrboro Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube channels.