Black History Mural guide available


One of the African American Ocala history murals is shown at Webb Field at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Complex on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Ocala, Fla. on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. [Bruce Ackerman] 2020.

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Posted December 25, 2020 |

The City of Ocala announced the release of an educational guide about the Ocala Black History Mural, located at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Complex.

Funded through the Levitt Foundation Community Bridge Grant, the guide is a collaborative project between the city, the Marion Cultural Alliance, College of Central Florida and Marion County Public Schools.

The guide includes historical and artistic narratives describing the mural’s 27 panels which all depict significant moments of Ocala’s Black history.

The mural, originally completed in 2005, was restored recently as part of the Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series, a 10-week grant funded music series also supported through the Mortimer and Mimi Levitt Foundation, which takes place at Webb Field, each April through June. The series is scheduled to return April 17 through June 25, 2021.

For information, please contact the City of Ocala Cultural Arts Department at 352-629-8447 or artinfo@ocalafl.org.