A new mural celebrates Civil Rights leaders in Rochester In Rochester, Black residents won workplace desegregation at Eastman Kodak, organized by people like Constance Mitchell and the minister Franklin Florence, during the Civil Rights Era.

Artist Ephraim Gebre  memorialized Mitchell and Florence's meeting with Malcolm X in 1965, only a few days before he was murdered.

He's titled it "Hidden Figures," and says he hopes to keep the memories and contributions of Civil Rights leaders in Rochester alive.


Ephraim paints murals all around the country as an artist for Colossal Media, a Brooklyn based company specializing in hand-painted outdoor advertising. The John Lewis "I am Speaking" mural he painted last summer gave Rochester such hope during a time of great suffering, reminding us to lean the strength of those who came before us. Ephraim is motivated to continue to paint Civil Rights heroes as well as other powerful figures on the walls of Rochester , as well as walls around the globe.


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