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Roanoke road to remain temporarily closed to preserve ‘End Racism Now’ mural

Mural was completed on Sunday

ROANOKE, Va – A mural completed Sunday is now closing down the road it was painted on in downtown Roanoke.

Campbell Avenue will remain closed, between 2nd Street and 3rd Street, until 5 p.m. on Saturday.

This closure will enable the safe viewing of the recently completed street mural, according to a news release from the city.

People of all races, ages and backgrounds came to read the simple message on Monday.

“People who just stop by and have conversations, they’ll remember that,” said painter Jordan Fitzgerald. “They will remember that time their small city stood out and spoke up against racism. They’ll remember that.”

The city has worked closely with the Roanoke Arts Commission and the Urban Arts Project, and all fully support this extended closure and reopening of the street on Saturday evening.

Roanoke leaders are encouraging people to view the work of the artists while the street remains closed.


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