Future Sun: Dissolution into Solution,1967-future

Street Murals by Natalie Blake Studios, in The Trio At ENCORE!Tampa, FL

Street Murals by Natalie Blake Studios seen at The Trio At ENCORE!, Tampa - Future Sun: Dissolution into Solution,1967-future
Street Murals by Natalie Blake Studios seen at The Trio At ENCORE!, Tampa - Future Sun: Dissolution into Solution,1967-futureStreet Murals by Natalie Blake Studios seen at The Trio At ENCORE!, Tampa - Future Sun: Dissolution into Solution,1967-futureStreet Murals by Natalie Blake Studios seen at The Trio At ENCORE!, Tampa - Future Sun: Dissolution into Solution,1967-future

Future Sun: Dissolution into Solution,1967-future

This panel depicts the sun rising in the sky. A grouping of hands encircles the sun representing energy transfer to, and among the community. The imagery celebrates the diversity that has made up the community after desegregation and into this century. The detail shows a row of tiny Scrub houses that are split by the straight unhindered line of a highway. This depicts I-275 which was imposed literally down the center of Central Avenue, thus creating a division through the center of the community. The imposition of the highway, the riots around Chambers’ death, the end of Segregation and Jim Crow laws, all made for a strange dissolution of the Central Avenue community. Black businesses shut down or moved to better parts of town as the lifeblood dissipated out from Central Avenue. The Scrub was torn down, and Central Park Village, built in the 70’s, became a new community for some of the African American population. Within CPV, community was strong, with women in the community sticking together to help raise each others’ children while they pursued jobs and adult education. Chinese and Hispanics were also part of the community as many worked in Ybor city and lived in CPV. Community members looked after each other, and children of all races played together.

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