Activists, Community Members Paint Chicago’s First Black Lives Matter Street Mural In South Shore

The mural lives on Jeffery Boulevard between 70th and 71st streets and pays homage to the city’s flag.

Activists Paint Chicago’s First Black Lives Street Mural In South Shore
Black Lives Matter street mural on Jeffery Boulevard on Chicago's South Side. Alejandro Reyes / Courtesy of William Calloway
Activists Paint Chicago’s First Black Lives Street Mural In South Shore
Black Lives Matter street mural on Jeffery Boulevard on Chicago's South Side. Alejandro Reyes / Courtesy of William Calloway

Activists, Community Members Paint Chicago’s First Black Lives Matter Street Mural In South Shore

The mural lives on Jeffery Boulevard between 70th and 71st streets and pays homage to the city’s flag.

Chicago got its first Black Lives Matter street mural over the weekend, following in the footsteps of cities like Washington D.C., Seattle and New York.

Reset checks in with activist William Calloway for more about how the mural came together and the meaning behind the art.

GUEST: William Calloway, community organizer and executive director of Christianaire