discrimination, the underground railroad, Rochester history,
Rochester being the second home for Frederick Douglass, what I
would like to say to you who observe this mural is that this is
more than a piece of artwork. This mural brought young men in
Monroe Correctional Facility together. We put our differences
aside, such as the hoods we are from. The great thing about
working on this mural is that you don't see this very often
The crazy thing
is back then it used to be about us as people. Today everyone
plays themselves all across the globe. Working on the mural was
united we stand, divided we fall. We stood and the result of our
standing is presented to you in this mural.
I hope you will
take it for what it is and relate it to your own life.
Acknowledge just how far we have come as a community and think
if we work together how far we can go. It's not about what the
world can do for me, but what can I do for the world. Pretty
much this is what working on this mural opened my eyes to.