LYNN, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A lively celebration filled the streets in downtown Lynn on Sunday evening for the celebration of a newly completed "Black Lives Matter" mural.
The new mural stretches across the street for two blocks between Lynn District Court and Lynn City Hall. It was created by two dozen artists -- including Miguel Cruz.
“What it means to the city in my opinion, I believe it pays homage to just being something with culture," Cruz said. "Your voice, your skin, your presence, your culture, everything about you gives the city life, gives it flavor."
The art installation was funded by a successful GoFundMe campaign. It was first proposed by two Lynn English High School students and later gained the approval of the Lynn City Council in the spring of this year.
Bolagi Odusanya helped coordinate the work of nearly one hundred volunteers to get the final project completed.
“[This mural] just says that the city of Lynn supports Black Lives Matter – at least a lot of the community does," Odusanya said. "And it shows that they’re willing to back us up with anything that we want to do to show the rest of the world that Black Lives Matter."
WBZ NewsRadio's Carl Stevens (@carlwbz) reports.