Black History Art Tour Greenville

Greenville, SC Black History Public Art Tour

Black History Art Tour Greenville

Greenville, South Carolina 29617, United States

Created By: Brandon Inabinet

Tour Information

Embark on a transformative journey through the heart of Greenville, South Carolina, as you explore the vibrant tapestry of African-American history and culture through our meticulously curated Black History Art Tour. This immersive experience spans 15 stops, each featuring statues, murals, paintings, and structures that tell powerful stories of resilience, triumph, and the enduring spirit of the Black community.

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What You'll See on the Tour

Artist: Maria J. Kirby-Smith On the corner of Main Street and Washington Street, a bronze sculpture portrays two African-American students proudly descending the steps of Sterling High School - Greenville's first black public high school. N... Read more
Artist: Adam Schrimmer, Blank Canvas Mural Co. My Hands highlights the important work the Center for Educational Equity does for the community by providing opportunities for at-risk young adults through success-oriented programs and experie... Read more
Artist: David Gerhard David Gerhard in conjunction with Center for Educational Equity students created a woodcut hand-pulled print depicting discipline learned through boxing, the textile mill history of the community and the renaissance of... Read more
Artist: Adam Schrimmer, Blank Canvas Mural Co. This mural depicts Juanita and Horace Butler, Sterling High School and A.J. Whittenburg Elementary School. The children represent the vibrant future of the community youth. Community members fr... Read more
Artist: Joseph B. Thompson Joshua Daniel White, known as Josh White, was an African-American singer, guitarist, songwriter, actor, and civil rights activist. White was a friend and confidant to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the first ... Read more
Artist: Joseph B. Thompson Clayton Bates began tap dancing at age five for pennies on the street corners of Fountain Inn. After losing his left leg in a cotton gin accident at the age of twelve, he gained the nickname 'Peg Leg' Bates. A bro... Read more
Artist: Emanate Brands and TPM Mural at the Prisma Health Welcome Center, Unity Park
Artist: Charles Pate, Jr. A life-size statute of Lila Mae Brock stands in the pedestrian plaza near Unity Park. Ms. Brock dedicated her life to the upward mobility of other people. Her efforts in the Southernside neighborhood resulted in th... Read more
Artist: Guido Van Helten Canvas is a stunning eight-story, 18,900-square foot photorealistic mural painted by Australian artist Guido van Helten. The mural commemorates the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of Greenville County schools,... Read more
Artist: Richard Hunt Mountain Flight, a large corteen steel sculpture created by world-renowned African-American artist Richard Hunt, is located in front of the Greenville County Museum of Art at Heritage Green. The sculpture was gifted to ... Read more
Artist: Charlie Tyre with Ross McClain and Furman University Art Department Southern Sounds is a mural by Ross McClain of Furman University's Art Department and Charlie Tyre in conjunction with the owner of Horizon Records. The Furman class... Read more
Artist: Lacey Hennessey
Artist: Frankie Zombie
Artist: Adam Schrimmer, Blank Canvas Mural Co. In partnership with the Blank Canvas Mural Company, the Greenville Housing Authority plans to incorporate public art into its residential design projects. One of multiple murals planned in the ... Read more


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