Two new murals celebrate Black female leaders in Atlanta

Two new murals celebrate Black female leaders in Atlanta

ATLANTA — Northeast Atlanta is now home to two new murals celebrating local Black female leaders.

Portraits of Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and Fair Fight leader Stacy Abrams have been installed on John Wesley Dobbs Avenue between Courland and Peachtree Center avenues.

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The paintings were created by Atlanta artist Sharanda A. Wilburn, who goes by S.A.W. She has created portraits of other iconic Atlanta figures T.I., Julio Jones and Lucy McBath and was one of three artists who designed the Black Lives Matter mural in Decatur.

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The murals join another portrait celebrating an iconic Black leader in downtown Atlanta. A towering image of the late Rep. John Lewis is located on the side of the Renaissance Walk building near Grady Hospital and is visible from the highway. That mural was created by Atlanta artist Sean Schwab.

Atlantans stop by John Lewis mural downtown to pay tribute to late congressman