Sunday, June 10, 2018

The Black Experience Mural Extra Credit

The Black Experience is a mural created in the 1970s by a group of black UCLA students.  It's located behind Panda Express, which I was oblivious to despite my (unfortunately) frequent visits (my attention was likely diverted to my honey walnut shrimp). It depicts some of the biggest leaders in black history. Not only does this mural show the power of public art in its placement in such a widely-visited part of campus, but it is also a testament to the perseverance of black UCLA students to uncovering the mural from walls put up during renovations.

1 comment:

  1. Like you, I wasn't aware of this mural too until I took this class. I'm glad that the school decided to uncover this mural. Also, honey walnut shrimps are my favorite too!