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Downtown’s Black Lives Do Matter installation to come down by December
City council will consider creation of public speech policy in coming months
(Port City Daily) A downtown art installation that received flack from the onset of its foundation two years ago will be coming down from Jervay Memorial Park by the end of the year.
Visible when traveling into downtown Wilmington on Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, “Black Lives Do Matter: End Racism Now” has greeted passersby from the highway-facing park, situated in the Brooklyn Arts District. Councilman Kevin Spears sponsored its creation and implementation in 2020 and had it extended a year in 2021. After almost an hour of discussion Tuesday night, city council voted 5-2 to allow a 130-foot, 19-sign creation, mostly designed by local Black artists, to stay up only 90 more days before its removal…Read the rest