Efforts are underway to restore William Walker’s 1970 “All of Mankind” mural in Chicago’s Cabrini Green Neighborhood.
The theme of this work is human unity – spiritual and political. Around the central figures is a list of names: “People like Fred Hampton, Malcolm X, Anne Frank, Ghandi,” Williams said. “It really is kind of a bold statement in the sense that he really … is attempting to voice this kind of quest for peace and unity, which was certainly a big issue in the ’70s, with racial strife and social struggles all over the place.”
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