Baltimore Street Artists Memoralize Victims of Police Brutality

Murals were painted bystreet artists in West Baltimore to show solidarity for the Freddie Gray and Trayvon Martin.

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  1. Activism, street art and car washes are all connected to the injustices of police in Baltimore. Street Artist Justin "Nether" Nethercut has worked on various projects throughout the city of Baltimore with a theme of justice, community, and people of color. Street Artist Nanook painted the Trayvon Martin mural. Nether painted the Freddie Gray mural during the Baltimore Uprising on the streets at the location where Freddie Gray was arrested. Nether worked with the Eubie Blake Project and Visions: Sandtown Project to paint the "Survival" piece which was inspired to paint inspired by Activist Kwame Rose. Art is a form of activism. A pattern of arrests, murders, injustice seems to be happening in Baltimore and the walls have eyes.
  2. Street art is unique because people cannot ignore the stories of the community when it is filled with emotion, passion, creativity and meaning. The Eubie Blake Project curated by Ernest Shaw Jr. and Nether, does just that.
  3. Freddie Gray's Neighborhood is Sandtown-Winchester in West Baltimore, Maryland.
  4. 'A tale of two Baltimores'
  5. How someone tells your story, doesn't make it the reality of your life. Activist Kwame Rose was present from the beginning. He spoke with Geraldo Rivera of Fox News about the type of narrative that they have been using to tell the story of Freddie Gray.
  6. Baltimore: Geraldo confronted over Fox 'News' biased reporting #FreddieGray
  7. Do you see the resemblance?
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  9. Baltimore Street Artists Bring Murals To Neighborhood Of Freddie Gray | NBC News
  10. Nether worked in collaboration with Gray's brother, Brandon, to produce this mural in memory of Freddie Gray.
  11. This was the first mural from the Visions: Sandtown Project that Nether worked on with artist Ernest Shaw and activist J.C. Faulk. The inclusion of the american flag in this mural was questionable for Faulk, considering the treatment black people have been receiving in America.
  12. #nether410 #freddiegray #bmore #baltimore #baltimorestreetart
    #nether410 #freddiegray #bmore #baltimore #baltimorestreetart
  13. J.C. Faulk speaks in the video about his role in leading the landscaping project for the Freddie Gray mural.
  14. The pain on Rose's face in the video strikingly resembles the pain on Gray's face. He felt that passion for the Freddie Gray from the very beginning. Kwame Rose was recently arrested. During the pre-trial for the Freddie Gray Case when Rose arrested he was put in a similar position as Freddie Gray, faced down on the ground with police officers over his back.
  15. Работа nether410 под названием "The Mountain Top" в Балтиморе (США). #nether410 #graffiti #streetart #urbanart #mural #граффити_tschelovek #граффити #стритарт
    Работа nether410 под названием "The Mountain Top" в Балтиморе (США). #nether410 #graffiti #streetart #urbanart #mural #граффити_tschelovek #граффити #стритарт
  16. Nether painted "The Mountain Top" with a woman holding a sword and a scale that portrays the fight for justice and equality. Lady Justice can see what's happening at the car wash.
  17. BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 30:  A mural of Trayvon Martin is seen on the side of a building in the Sandtown neighborhood where Freddie Gray was arrested on April 30, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Gray, 25, was arrested for possessing a switch blade knife April 12 outside the Gilmor Houses housing project on Baltimore's west side. According to his attorney, Gray died a week later in the hospital from a severe spinal cord injury he received while in police custody.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
    BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 30: A mural of Trayvon Martin is seen on the side of a building in the Sandtown neighborhood where Freddie Gray was arrested on April 30, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Gray, 25, was arrested for possessing a switch blade knife April 12 outside the Gilmor Houses housing project on Baltimore's west side. According to his attorney, Gray died a week later in the hospital from a severe spinal cord injury he received while in police custody. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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