DC’s Black Lives Matter Plaza to Become a Permanent Art Installation ‘With Lighting and Landscaping’ (Video)
Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser (C) waits at Black Lives Matter Plaza to watch the funeral procession for Congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis (D-GA) on July 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY / AFP via Getty Images)
* DC Major Muriel Bowser said the city plans to make Black Live’s Matter Plaza “a permanent art installation in the district”.
In a live discussion with Jonathan Capehart From the Washington Post on Thursday, Bowser spoke about the groundbreaking square on 16th Street NW, which was painted in giant yellow lettering on June 5 – less than two weeks after the death of – George Floyd in Minneapolis – and given its own street sign.
“We’re going through a process to make the installation more permanent, with lighting and landscaping and all the things you would expect from an iconic art installation,” said Bowser. She continued, “We are going to do this installation and we are in the process of improving it and it will be a permanent art installation in the district.”
Check out the full Bowser and Capehart exchanges below.