Street Art by Marcellous Lovelace – Memphis

Memphis Mural by Marcellous Lovelace

Art by Marcellous Lovelace

The “I’m A Man” mural can be found close to 400 S Man St in Memphis, TN, USA. This in the neighborhood of the National Civil Rights Museum, located at Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King Jr. was assisinated in 1968. The mural is designed by rap artist Marcellous Lovelace in a modern graffiti style.

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The 1968 Protest March

The mural is installed by BLK75 in 2014. The design is based The Sanitation Workers Protest March on March 28, 1968, an important event of the Civil Rights Movement, originally captured by photographer Richard L. Copley. Copley was only 22 at the time and the photos was soon to become iconic. It was the beginning of Copley’s career in photojournalism, spanning more than 40 years in Network News for NBC, ABC and CBS.

I'm a man - photo by Richard L. Copley

The Death of Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. returned to Memphis on April 3 and was assassinated the following day.

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