NEWS BRIEF: New mural will honor Black AIDS activists

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Photo credit: Courtesy Black Leadership Aids Crisis
A mural will be unveiled next month in Atlanta that pays tribute to African Americans in the city who have taken an active role in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The ceremony on Dec. 4 starts at 11 a.m. at 3190 Campbellton Road S.W. and is part of ongoing World AIDS Day events. The mural is a joint project of the Black Leadership AIDS Crisis Coalition and the mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, as well as city councilwoman Marci Overstreet. Crisis Coalition chair Imara Canady said in a press release, “This mural will not only be a wonderful artistic gift to the community, but will also serve as a reminder of the work that has been done by Black Atlantans in shifting the early trajectory of HIV/AIDS, and to empower each of us to our part in working towards a world free of this virus.” blacc.net