Transitions painted in six southern Dallas neighborhoods will be inaugurated on Monday in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday.
The city of Dallas will dedicate painted pedestrian crossings with the phrase “All Black Lives Matter.”
The crossings are located at six intersections along Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Al Lipscomb Way:
● Al Lipscomb Way and S Ervay St
● Al Lipscomb Way and S Harwood St
● Al Lipscomb Way and Malcolm X Blvd
● Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Colonial Ave.
● Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Malcolm X Blvd.
● Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Jackson Blvd.
The transitions are painted a bright red, with black letters spelling “All Black Lives Matter” with the words indicated in yellow.
The red symbolizes blood (ie life), yellow symbolizes optimism and growth, and black signifies progressiveness and strength, according to the nonprofit organization Abounding Prosperity, Inc., which partnered with the city to install the artwork for the pedestrian crossing.
“The streets connect people, and this street installation project reminds us to join hands, hearts, and minds together to make our communities safer with opportunities, freedom, and justice for all,” Kirk Myers, CEO of Abounding Prosperity, said in a statement. Transitions can be a symbol of a new chapter for the city of Dallas. I would like to thank everyone involved in this process for their cooperation and partnership in bringing this project to life. “
Abounding Prosperity has agreed to pay for the artwork and maintain it for the next 10 years. The organization is dedicated to improving the lives of black Americans, “with particular emphasis on gay and bisexual men, cis-gendered women, transgender women, and their families,” according to a statement.
A public unveiling of the first completed intersection, at MLK and Malcolm X Boulevards, will take place on Monday at 12:30