Birmingham Pledge mural

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The Birmingham Pledge mural in 2020

The Birmingham Pledge mural is a large-scale painting on the east side of the Birmingham Police Headquarters at 1710 1st Avenue North. The mural's design, which depicts four boys, two white and two black, standing together next to the text of the Birmingham Pledge was the result of a competition won by Minor High School student Michael Richardson. The mural was executed by Patricia Martin and dedicated on September 10, 2000 during Birmingham Pledge Week.

The 140 foot wide mural was sponsored by the City of Birmingham, the Birmingham Museum of Art, the City Action Partnership, the Birmingham Police Department, Operation New Birmingham's Pledge Task Force, the Birmingham School System, Jefferson County School System, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, the U. S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Alabama, the U. S. Postal Service, and the General Services Administration.

A thumbprint image at the bottom right of the mural incorporates the names of the artists who worked on the project.


  • Ganey, Erin & Latonya Howard (September 19, 2006) "Birmingham Pledge Week focuses on eliminating racism." Kaleidoscope

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