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Students paint 'Black Lives Matter' mural in front of Warrensville Heights High School

Warrensville Heights High School
Posted at 10:28 AM, Jul 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-08 10:28:38-04

WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, Ohio — A “Black Lives Matter” mural will be painted at the Warrensville Heights High School Wednesday.

The Warrensville Heights City School Board approved a "Black Lives Matter" mural in front of the high school. Students will work on the mural from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday.

“We believe this public art installation is a powerful act showcasing that our District, predominately made up of Black scholars, is in solidarity with the BLM movement,” said principal Raffia Vaughn in a news release.

Fredericks Restaurant, a Warrensville black-owned business, donated food for students and volunteers while Sherwin Williams assisted the district with the purchasing of paint for the project.

The mural will resemble the “Black Lives Matter” yellow lettering that has been painted in Washington D.C. and other cities across the country.

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