Note: This article has been updated to show three additional pictures from Saturday, June 27, 2020.
North Texas-based artists and married couple Letitia and Sedrick Huckaby, of Huckaby Studios, want to END RACISM NOW. As a start, they are painting those words in bold letters on the 800 block of Fort Worth’s Main Street. The project was the brainchild of Deborah Peoples, who ran for Mayor of the City of Fort Worth last May, falling short of winning the election. Peoples stated on her Facebook page that she paid for the permit to block off the street for painting, and that the cost of paint and supplies were covered by donations from the community.
“We are in the middle of a very pivotal moment. It is a time where we can re-examine our national priorities, and [this project] is a way of creatively inviting people to join,” says Sedrick Huckaby, as reported by Fort Worth’s NBC5.