Honoring Community Muralist William Walker’s Legacy In Chicago

William Walker Mural Cabrini Green
A community mural by African American artist William Walker located near Cabrini Green. This mural was started in 1972. Seth Anderson / Flickr
William Walker Mural Cabrini Green
A community mural by African American artist William Walker located near Cabrini Green. This mural was started in 1972. Seth Anderson / Flickr

Honoring Community Muralist William Walker’s Legacy In Chicago

In honor of Black History Month, we are taking a look into Chicago’s most significant African American figures.

Reset discusses black Chicagoan William Walker, who helped launch the community mural movement in the U.S., and his impact on Chicago and beyond.

GUESTS: Jeff Huebner, author of Walls of Prophecy and Protest: William Walker and the Roots of a Revolutionary Public Art Movement

Monica Trinidad, queer Latinx artist, organizer and co-founder of For the People Artists Collective

Bernard Williams, Chicago muralist and member of Chicago Public Art Group

John Weber, public artist and co-founder of Chicago Public Art Group