Artists defend Farrakhan image in Greenburgh’s Black Lives Matter mural

The artists who painted the mural, located underneath I-287 on Manhattan Avenue in Greenburgh, are advocating to keep an image of Minister Louis Farrakhan.

Nadia Galindo

Aug 29, 2022, 9:27 PM

Updated 632 days ago

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A controversial image in a new Black Lives Matter mural has artists and Greenburgh town officials at odds.
The artists who painted the mural, located underneath I-287 on Manhattan Avenue in Greenburgh, are advocating to keep an image of Minister Louis Farrakhan.
Town officials want to see it removed because Farrakhan has made numerous controversial statements against Jews and the LGBTQ community.
The artists tell News 12, members of the Black community see Farrakhan as a Black leader who is a part of their history and should be remembered.
"To see it altered in any way, censored in any way – I think that's not something that any of us up here want to see," said Kindo Art, lead artist on the project.
Town Supervisor Paul Feiner said officials are amending the contract with the artist to replace unauthorized images and alternatives to replace the image of Farrakhan are being explored.


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