street art in honor of martin luther king day

219 E. Martin Luther King Boulevard, Los Angeles, 2006.

“But we must see that the struggle today is much more difficult. It’s more difficult today because we are struggling now for genuine equality. And it’s much easier to integrate a lunch counter than it is to guarantee a livable income and a good solid job. It’s much easier to guarantee the right to vote than it is to guarantee the right to live in sanitary, decent housing conditions. It is much easier to integrate a public park than it is to make genuine, quality, integrated education a reality. And so today we are struggling for something which says we demand genuine equality.” Dr Martin Luther King, Jr 1968

North Warwick Avenue at West North Avenue, Baltimore, 2001.


9330 Broadway, Los Angeles, 2007


Mount Elliott Street at East Warren Avenue, Detroit, 1998

All images by Camilo José Vergara. Slideshow found here.

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