FOOT LOCKER PAINTS CORPORATE GREY OVER BELOVED LOUIS DELSARTE "SPIRIT OF HARLEM MURAL." The public mural named ‘Spirit of Harlem‘ has graced the corner of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. (a.k.a. W. 125th Street) and Frederick Douglass Blvd. in Harlem, NY since 2005. This week it was covered up by a new Footaction store. I want Foot Locker, the parent company of Footaction, to take down the wall and exhibit the mural.
Why is this important?
The beautiful glass mosaic mural named ‘Spirit of Harlem‘ by the African America artist Louis J. Delsarte was covered up this week with a painted black faux brick wall for a new Footaction store.
Not only does the mural depicts the “Spirit” of the Harlem Renaissance, a cultural movement that still resonates today, but it also speaks to the true spirit of Harlem which is the people of this community.
The mural is still intact behind a faux brick facade. Foot Locker needs to take down the wall that is covering up the mural and allow the mural to continue to delight and inspire the people of Harlem.
Please do not let corporate ignorance erase a beloved public art work which celebrates Harlem's history as an incubator for some our country's and even the world greatest creators of culture and thought.
Tell Foot Locker to respect the Harlem community and bring back the 'Spirit of Harlem' mural. Your customers and neighbors will respond in kind.
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