Lucille Berrien's legacy to be celebrated with Milwaukee mural

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- In partnership with Milwaukee Parks Foundation, True Skool, Inc., and Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, mural honoring the memory of Lucille Berrien is set to be unveiled at Lucille Berrien Park on Sunday, May 28, at 2 p.m.

"The mural serves as both a beacon of inspiration and a tribute to Mrs. Berrien's profound impact on our community," said Brian Verdin, Leader with Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression in a May 24 press release announcing the mural.

Berrien was a political activist, the first Black woman mayoral candidate in Milwaukee and a foster mother to more than 120 local youth.

Fidel Verdin, Co-Executive Director of True Skool, Inc., expressed his excitement about the project, noting, "This mural is a powerful visual symbol of Mrs. Berrien's legacy. Our young artists at True Skool are privileged to collaborate with professional artists on such a meaningful piece of public art."

The mural, developed by local artists and historians, incorporates elements reflective of Berrien's career and community dedication.

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