The community of Patterson Park was the talk of the town earlier this week. A group of community activists created a bold painting of the words “Black Lives Matter,” spreading
down Linwood Avenue in what many residents are calling a symbol of hope. Delegate Robbyn Lewis of the 46th District in Baltimore City and a Patterson Park resident tweeted “This is my community. Paint is just paint – it doesn’t alter systemic structures or dismantle White supremacy. But symbols have power. That is why we tear down statues that represent evil. This paint feels like love and that’s good for now. #BlackLivesMatter.”

Black Lives Matter in Patterson Park (Photo Courtesy Elivated Perspectives)