Recipient Kevin Bate
MLK on MLK was our May Grant, it’s a mural of Martin Luther King Jr. that will go on Martin Luther King Blvd. in the heart of Downtown Chattanooga. Martin Luther King Jr. fought for civil rights throughout his life and had an incredible impact on the world we live in today. He was a prominent, if not the most prominent, leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement, adopting nonviolence as a form of protest and civil disobedience. He organized and led marches for the rights of African-Americans to vote, desegregation, and labor rights. Honoring his legacy with a mural is going to be simultaneously one of the coolest and most reverent things we’ve ever funded, and we’re excited about that.