Albina murals

Albina Murals


On February 10, 1978, a public dedication to the Albina Murals project highlighted murals created by local artists in the Northwest and Portland area that depict scenes from African American history. The project represents an important example of the power of the intersection of community, public art, and public history. The artists include Isaac (now Isaka) Shamsud-Din (mural painter/project director), Charles Tatum (sculptor/project assistant director), Henry Frison (mural painter), Chonita Henderson Smith (mural painter), Jenny Harada Allen (mural painter), and Larry Scott (assistant mural painter). The mural panels hung from 1978 to 1983 on the exterior walls of the Albina Human Resource Center in the heart of North Portland's Albina neighborhood. Unprotected and unmaintained, the deteriorating murals were eventually removed by the artists. Visit Portland State University

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