Ocala Black History Mural

Ocala Black History Mural

English Version

Spanish Version

Artwork Details

Title: Ocala Black History Mural

Medium: Paint

Dimensions: 8.5' H x 280' W

Year: 2005

About the Mural

Originally created in 2005, the Ocala Black History Mural located on Silver Springs Blvd. (State Road 40) was initially inspired by a Summer Camp Program at the Hampton Campus of the Central Florida Community College and facilitated by the staff and artists of the Brick City Center for the arts. This program was aimed at community youth and used the inspiration of the art of Jacob Lawrence. The Mural was restored as part of the 2019 Levitt Amp Ocala Concert Series.

Spanish audio recorded by: Ashley Justiniano, Gallery Director at Marion Cultural Alliance

Sobre el mural

Originalmente creado en 2005, el Ocala Black History Mural ubicado en Silver Springs Blvd. (State Road 40) se inspiró inicialmente en un programa de campamento de verano en el campus de Hampton de Florida Central Community College y fue facilitado por el personal y los artistas del Centro de Artes de Brick City. Este programa estaba dirigido a jóvenes de la comunidad y utilizó la inspiración del arte de Jacob Lawrence. El mural fue restaurado como parte de la serie de conciertos Levitt Amp Ocala 2019.

Video and Photos by Maven Photo and Film

Thank you to the Levitt Foundation for funding the Ocala Black History Mural Guide, a detailed guide to the rich, diverse history that often goes unknown or unrecognized. The printed guide has been distributed to all Marion County Public School Resource Centers to be incorporated into the curriculum. You may access this guide digitally with the link below.

Download Guide: https://www.ocalafl.org/home/showpublisheddocument?id=28227